Connect to Horizon Desktop

We are now going to simulate connecting to the Horizon Desktop pool on a Thin Client which is located in the Hospital rooms.  Jim needs to connect to the X-Ray viewer application when accessing his Horizon desktop on the Thin Client.  He will access the application via nested mode.  This allows us to make a single connection to a desktop, and access other published applications within that session.

Open Chrome

Double-click Google Chrome on the desktop of the Control Center

Connect to Server

  1. Click on the VMware Horizon bookmark
  2. Click on VMware Horizon HTML Access

Login as Jim

  1. Enter Jim as the username
  2. Enter VMware1! as the password
  3. Click the Login button

Connect to Instant Clone Pool

Click the Instant Clone Pool link to connect

Verify that Copy and Paste is Disabled

We can see that Copy and Paste is disabled from the UEM Horizon Smart Policy we set

  1. Click on the tab to expand Horizon settings
  2. Click on the Copy and Paste button - you can see it is disabled

Open Horizon Client

Double click on the VMware Horizon Client on the Instant Clone Desktop

Add Server

Click the button to add a Horizon server

Add horizon-01.corp.local

  1. Enter horizon-01.corp.local as the server name
  2. Click Connect

Login as Jim

  1. Enter Jim as the User name
  2. Enter VMware1! as the password
  3. Click Login

Add Category Shortcuts

There are Horizon Client command line values which can be used in production to set the category folder shortcuts by the administrator without the client needing to login - learn more here.

Click Yes to add the HOL Healthcare Category Folder and shortcuts to the desktop

Close the Horizon Client

Close the Horizon Client by clicking the X at the top right

Review Category Folder

Open the HOL Healthcare Category Folder on the desktop of the Instant Clone Desktop.  Notice that the items we added to the category are there.

Launch X-Ray Viewer

We will now launch the X-Ray Viewer nested application from the Instant Clone desktop.  This is how Jim will connect when using Thin Clients on the Hospital floor.

  1. Double-click the X-Ray Viewer shortcut to launch the application

Login as Jim

  1. Enter Jim as the User name
  2. Enter VMware1! as the password
  3. Click Login

Monitor loading of Application

Monitor as the X-Ray application loads

Deny Sharing

Click the Deny button to not allow sharing of removable storage and local files

Set MicoDiCom as Default

Click Yes to set MicroDicom as the default DICOM viewer.

Open Windows Explorer

Click the Windows Explorer icon from the taskbar.

Drag X-Ray Image to X-Ray Viewer

We will now drag an xray image from c:\tools to the published application.  

Notice that this works because we set the UEM Smart Policy.

  1. Browse to c:\tools in Windows Explorer
  2. Select bone-xray-hands.jpg
  3. Drag and then drop the image file into MicorDicom
  4. Close MicroDiCom

Launch Notepad++ from Category Folder

Go back to the Category Folder and double-click Notepad++ to launch it

Open Readme on Instant Clone Desktop

  • Double-click the README.txt file on the Instant Clone Desktop to open it.  

Copy and attempt to Copy Text

  1. Copy some text
  2. Attempt to paste the data into Notepad++ - notice because of the UEM Horizon Smart Policies we set you are unable to do so.

This is the conclusion of this module - we have done the following:

  • Published AppStack to an RDSH Server containing the X-Ray Viewer
  • Published an Application for the X-Ray Viewer
  • Created a Category Folder
  • Create Horizon Smart Policies in User Environment Manager
  • Connected to a Desktop, then accessed the X-Ray Viewer as a nested application
  • Verified Horizon Smart Polices



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