- VMware Horizon 6 with Application Pools deployed and entitled
- VMware UEM deployed and basic configuration completed
- VMware Horizon Client deployed to your Windows endpoint
Note: As of Horizon 6, both the Client and Agent can be installed on the same machine.
1. In the Horizon View Administrator, display your Application Pools. For this exercise, we’re going to deploy Notepad++. Note the ID is Notepad.
2. The entitlements for the Notepad++ Application Pool include the Notepad_App_Access AD Security Group.
3. In the UEM Management Console, navigate to the User Environment tab, and then click on Shortcuts in the left-hand pane. Click Create to add a new shortcut.
- Name: Notepad++
- Tag: VMware UEM
- Shortcut Name: Notepad++
- Target: C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Horizon View Client\vmware-view.exe
- Arguments: –serverURL <connection server FQDN> –loginAsCurrentUser 1 –appName cn=notepad,ou=applications,dc=vdi,dc=vmware,dc=int
- Start In: C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Horizon View Client\vmware-view.exe
- Icon path: \\UNC path to Notepad++ executable
- Destination: Desktop, Quick Launch, and Programs Folder
- Skip if shortcut already exists and Undo at logoff checked.
- Computer belongs to <appropriate OU>
- And Operating system architecture is x64 (the shortcut is for 64-bit OS only)
- And User is a member of <Entitled application group>
- And File or folder <path to Horizon Client executable> (Important, you don’t want these shortcuts to be deployed to machines without the Horizon Client)
6. Confirm the shortcut has been created.
7. Now, I’ll log in to a desktop that fits the criteria with a user entitled to the application.
And when launched…
Now rinse and repeat for any other applications.