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Using VMware Horizon Client for
Chrome OS
September 2015
Horizon Client
This document supports the version of each product listed and
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2 VMware, Inc.
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www.vmware.comContents
Using VMware Horizon Client for Chrome OS 5

1 Setup and Installation 7
System Requirements for Chrome OS Clients 7
Preparing View Connection Server for Chrome OS Clients 8
Using Embedded RSA SecurID Software Tokens 8
Configure Advanced SSL Options 9
Supported Desktop Operating Systems 10
Install or Upgrade Horizon Client for Chrome OS 10
Horizon Client Data Collected by VMware 10

2 Managing Remote Desktop and Application Connections 13
Connect to a Remote Desktop or Application 13
Certificate Checking Modes for Horizon Client 15
Manage Server Shortcuts 16
Select a Favorite Remote Desktop or Application 16
Disconnecting from a Remote Desktop or Application 17
Log Off from a Remote Desktop 17
Manage Desktop and Application Shortcuts 17

3 Using a Remote Desktop or Application on a Chrome OS Device 19
Feature Support Matrix 19
Gestures 21
Using the Unity Touch Sidebar with a Remote Desktop 22
Using the Unity Touch Sidebar with a Remote Application 24
Using the Onscreen Keyboard 25
Screen Resolutions and Using External Displays 25
Saving Documents in a Remote Application 26
Internationalization 26

4 Troubleshooting Horizon Client 27
Reset a Remote Desktop or Application 27
Uninstall Horizon Client 28
Horizon Client Stops Responding or the Remote Desktop Freezes 28
Problem Establishing a Connection When Using a Proxy 28
Index 31
VMware, Inc. 3Using VMware Horizon Client for Chrome OS
4 VMware, Inc.Using VMware Horizon Client for Chrome OS
This guide, Using VMware Horizon Client for Chrome OS, provides information about installing and using
VMware Horizon
®
Client™ software on a Chrome OS device to connect to a remote desktop or application
in the data center.
The information in this document includes system requirements and instructions for installing and using
Horizon Client for Chrome OS.
This information is written for administrators who already have some experience using View and
VMware vSphere. If you are a novice user of View, you might occasionally need to refer to the step-by-step
instructions for basic procedures in the View Installation document and the View Administration document.
VMware, Inc. 5Using VMware Horizon Client for Chrome OS
6 VMware, Inc.Setup and Installation 1
Setting up a View deployment for Chrome OS clients involves using certain View Connection Server
configuration settings, meeting the system requirements for View servers and Chrome OS clients, and
downloading and installing Horizon Client for Chrome OS.
This chapter includes the following topics:
n “System Requirements for Chrome OS Clients,” on page 7
n “Preparing View Connection Server for Chrome OS Clients,” on page 8
n “Using Embedded RSA SecurID Software Tokens,” on page 8
n “Configure Advanced SSL Options,” on page 9
n “Supported Desktop Operating Systems,” on page 10
n “Install or Upgrade Horizon Client for Chrome OS,” on page 10
n “Horizon Client Data Collected by VMware,” on page 10
System Requirements for Chrome OS Clients
The device on which you install Horizon Client must meet certain system requirements.
Device models Chromebook
Operating systems Chrome OS, stable channel, ARC version 41.4410.244.13 or later
CPU architecture
n ARM
n x86
View Connection
Server, Security Server,
and View Agent
Latest maintenance release of View 5.3.x and later releases.
VMware recommends that you use a security server so that your device will
not require a VPN connection.
To use the Unity Touch feature with View 5.3.x desktops, the Remote
Experience Agent must be installed on the desktops.
Remote applications are available on Horizon 6.0 with View and later
servers.
Display protocol for
View
PCoIP
VMware, Inc. 7Preparing View Connection Server for Chrome OS Clients
Administrators must perform specific tasks so that end users can connect to remote desktops using a
Chrome OS device.
Before end users can connect to View Connection Server or a security server and access a remote desktop,
you must install View Connection Server and configure some security settings.
Following is a check list of the tasks you must perform in order to use Horizon Client for Chrome OS.
1 Install View Connection Server on the server or servers that will compose a View Connection Server
replicated group.
For installation instructions, see the View Installation document.
2 If you use security servers, install View Security Server.
For installation instructions, see the View Installation document.
IMPORTANT The version of View Security Server must match the version of View Connection Server.
3 Verify that each View Connection Server instance or security server has a security certificate that can be
fully verified by using the host name that you enter in the browser.
For more information, see the View Installation document.
4 To use two-factor authentication, such as RSA SecurID or RADIUS authentication, verify that this
feature is enabled on View Connection Server.
For more information, see the topics about two-factor authentication in the View Administration
document.
Using Embedded RSA SecurID Software Tokens
If you create and distribute RSA SecurID software tokens to end users, they need enter only their PIN, rather
than PIN and token code, to authenticate.
Setup Requirements
You can use Compressed Token Format (CTF) or dynamic seed provisioning, which is also called CT-KIP
(Cryptographic Token Key Initialization Protocol), to set up an easy-to-use RSA authentication system. With
this system, you generate a URL to send to end users. To install the token, end users paste this URL directly
into Horizon Client on their client devices. The dialog box for pasting this URL appears when end users
connect to View Connection Server with Horizon Client.
After the software token is installed, end users enter a PIN to authenticate. With external RSA tokens, end
users must enter a PIN and the token code generated by a hardware or software authentication token.
The following URL prefixes are supported if end users will be copying and pasting the URL into
Horizon Client when Horizon Client is connected to an RSA-enabled View Connection Server:
n viewclient-securid://
n http://127.0.0.1/securid/
End users can install the token by tapping the URL. Both prefixes viewclient-securid:// and
http://127.0.0.1/securid/ are supported. Note that not all browsers support hyperlinks that begin with
http://127.0.0.1. Also some file browsers, such as the File Manager app on the ASUS Transformer Pad,
cannot link the SDTID file with Horizon Client.
Using VMware Horizon Client for Chrome OS
8 VMware, Inc.For information about using dynamic seed provisioning or file-based (CTF) provisioning, see the Web page
RSA SecurID Software Token for iPhone Devices at http://www.rsa.com/node.aspx?id=3652 or RSA SecurID
Software Token for Android at http://www.rsa.com/node.aspx?id=3832.
Instructions to End Users
When you create a CTFString URL or CT-KIP URL to send to end users, you can generate a URL with or
without a password or activation code. You send this URL to end users in an email that must include the
following information:
n Instructions for navigating to the Install Software Token dialog box.
Tell end users to tap External Token in the Horizon Client dialog box that prompts them for RSA
SecurID credentials when they connect to View Connection Server.
n CTFString URL or CT-KIP URL in plain text.
If the URL has formatting on it, end users will get an error message when they try to use it in
Horizon Client.
n Activation code, if the CT-KIP URL that you create does not already include the activation code.
End users must enter this activation code in a text field of the dialog box.
n If the CT-KIP URL includes an activation code, tell end users that they need not enter anything in the
Password or Activation Code text box in the Install Software Token dialog box.
Configure Advanced SSL Options
You can select the security protocols that Horizon Client can use. You can also specify the cipher control
string.
Prerequisites
Verify the security protocol that the View server can use. If you configure a security protocol for
Horizon Client that is not enabled on the View server to which the client connects, an SSL error occurs and
the connection fails. For information about configuring the security protocols that are accepted by View
Connection Server instances, see the View Security document.
You should change the security protocols in Horizon Client only if your View administrator instructs you to
do so, or if your View server does not support the current settings.
Procedure
1 Tap the Settings (gear) icon in the upper-right corner of the Horizon Client screen and tap General
settings.
2 Tap Advanced SSL Options.
3 Make sure that Use Default Settings is unchecked.
4 To enable or disable a security protocol, tap the check box next to the security protocol name.
In Horizon Client 3.0 through 3.4, TLS v1.0 and TLS v1.1 are enabled by default. In Horizon Client 3.5,
TLS v1.0, TLS v1.1, and TLS v1.2 are enabled by default.
5 To change the cipher control string, replace the default string.
In Horizon Client 3.0 through 3.4, the default cipher control string is “AES:!aNULL:@STRENGTH”. In
Horizon Client 3.5, the default cipher control string is “!aNULL:kECDH+AES:ECDH+AES:RSA
+AES:@STRENGTH”.
6 (Optional) If you need to revert to the default settings, tap to select the Use Default Settings option.
7 Tap OK to save your changes.
Chapter 1 Setup and Installation
VMware, Inc. 9Your changes take effect the next time you connect to View Connection Server.
Supported Desktop Operating Systems
Administrators create virtual machines with a guest operating system and install View Agent in the guest
operating system. End users can log in to these virtual machines from a client device.
For a list of the supported Windows guest operating systems, see the “Supported Operating Systems for
View Agent” topic in the View 5.x or 6.x installation documentation.
Install or Upgrade Horizon Client for Chrome OS
Horizon Client for Chrome OS is a Chrome OS app, and you install it just as you do other Chrome OS apps.
Prerequisites
If you have not already set up the Chrome OS device, do so. See the manufacturer`s user`s guide for your
device.
Procedure
1 Search for the Horizon Client for Chrome OS app in the Chrome Web Store.
2 Download and install the app.
3 To determine that the installation succeeded, verify that the Horizon Client for Chrome OS app icon
appears in the Chrome App Launcher.
Horizon Client Data Collected by VMware
If your company participates in the customer experience improvement program, VMware collects data from
certain Horizon Client fields. Fields containing sensitive information are made anonymous.
VMware collects data on the clients to prioritize hardware and software compatibility. If your company`s
administrator has opted to participate in the customer experience improvement program, VMware collects
anonymous data about your deployment in order to improve VMware`s response to customer requirements.
No data that identifies your organization is collected. Horizon Client information is sent first to View
Connection Server and then on to VMware, along with data from View servers, desktop pools, and remote
desktops.
The administrator who installs View Connection Server can select whether to participate in the VMware
customer experience improvement program while running the View Connection Server installation wizard,
or an administrator can set an option in View Administrator after the installation.
Table 1 ‑1. Data Collected from Horizon Clients for the Customer Experience Improvement Program
Description
Is This Field
Made
Anonymous
? Example Value
Company that produced the
Horizon Client application
No VMware
Product name No VMware Horizon Client
Client product version No (The format is x.x.x-yyyyyy, where x.x.x is the client version
number and yyyyyy is the build number.)
Client binary architecture No Examples include the following:
n i386
n x86_64
n arm
Using VMware Horizon Client for Chrome OS
10 VMware, Inc.Table 1‑1. Data Collected from Horizon Clients for the Customer Experience Improvement Program
(Continued)
Description
Is This Field
Made
Anonymous
? Example Value
Client build name No Examples include the following:
n VMware-Horizon-Client-Win32-Windows
n VMware-Horizon-Client-Linux
n VMware-Horizon-Client-iOS
n VMware-Horizon-Client-Mac
n VMware-Horizon-Client-Android
n VMware-Horizon-Client-WinStore
Host operating system No Examples include the following:
n Windows 8.1
n Windows 7, 64-bit Service Pack 1 (Build 7601 )
n iPhone OS 5.1.1 (9B206)
n Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS
n Mac OS X 10.8.5 (12F45)
Host operating system kernel No Examples include the following:
n Windows 6.1.7601 SP1
n Darwin Kernel Version 11.0.0: Sun Apr 8 21:52:26 PDT
2012; root:xnu-1878.11.10~1/RELEASE_ARM_S5L8945X
n Darwin 11.4.2
n Linux 2.6.32-44-generic #98-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 24
17:27:10 UTC 2012
n unknown (for Windows Store)
Host operating system architecture No Examples include the following:
n x86_64
n i386
n armv71
n ARM
Host system model No Examples include the following:
n Dell Inc. OptiPlex 960
n iPad3,3
n MacBookPro8,2
n Dell Inc. Precision WorkStation T3400 (A04 03/21/2008)
Host system CPU No Examples include the following:
n Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GH
n Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GH
n unknown (for iPad)
Number of cores in the host system`s
processor
No For example: 4
MB of memory on the host system No Examples include the following:
n 4096
n unknown (for Windows Store)
Number of USB devices connected No 2 (USB device redirection is supported only for Linux,
Windows, and Mac OS X clients.)
Maximum concurrent USB device
connections
No 2
Chapter 1 Setup and Installation
VMware, Inc. 11Table 1‑1. Data Collected from Horizon Clients for the Customer Experience Improvement Program
(Continued)
Description
Is This Field
Made
Anonymous
? Example Value
USB device vendor ID No Examples include the following:
n Kingston
n NEC
n Nokia
n Wacom
USB device product ID No Examples include the following:
n DataTraveler
n Gamepad
n Storage Drive
n Wireless Mouse
USB device family No Examples include the following:
n Security
n Human Interface Device
n Imaging
USB device usage count No (Number of times the device was shared)
Using VMware Horizon Client for Chrome OS
12 VMware, Inc.Managing Remote Desktop and
Application Connections 2
Use Horizon Client to connect to View Connection Server or a security server, edit the list of servers you
connect to, log in to or off of remote desktops, and use remote applications. For troubleshooting purposes,
you can also reset remote desktops and applications.
Depending on how the administrator configures policies for remote desktops, end users might be able to
perform many operations on their desktops.
This chapter includes the following topics:
n “Connect to a Remote Desktop or Application,” on page 13
n “Certificate Checking Modes for Horizon Client,” on page 15
n “Manage Server Shortcuts,” on page 16
n “Select a Favorite Remote Desktop or Application,” on page 16
n “Disconnecting from a Remote Desktop or Application,” on page 17
n “Log Off from a Remote Desktop,” on page 17
n “Manage Desktop and Application Shortcuts,” on page 17
Connect to a Remote Desktop or Application
To connect to a remote desktop or application, you must provide the name of a View server and supply
credentials for your user account.
Prerequisites
n Obtain the credentials that you need to log in, such as Active Directory user name and password, RSA
SecurID user name and passcode, or RADIUS authentication user name and passcode.
n Perform the administrative tasks described in “Preparing View Connection Server for Chrome OS
Clients,” on page 8.
n If you are outside the corporate network and are not using a security server to access the remote
desktop, verify that your client device is set up to use a VPN connection and turn that connection on.
IMPORTANT VMware recommends using a security server rather than a VPN.
n Verify that you have the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the server that provides access to the
remote desktop or application. Note that underscores (_) are not supported in server names. You also
need the port number if the port is not 443.
n If you plan to use embedded RSA SecurID software, verify that you have the correct CT-KIP URL and
activation code. See “Using Embedded RSA SecurID Software Tokens,” on page 8.
VMware, Inc. 13n Configure the certificate checking mode for the SSL certificate presented by View Connection Server.
See “Certificate Checking Modes for Horizon Client,” on page 15.
Procedure
1 On your Chrome OS device, tap the Chrome App Launcher icon in the taskbar and tap the Horizon
Client for Chrome OS app.
The Horizon Client window opens.
2 Type the name of a View server, type a description (optional), and tap Connect.
For example: view.company.com
Connections between Horizon Client and a View server always use SSL. The default port for SSL
connections is 443. If the View sever is not configured to use the default port, use the format shown in
this example: view.company.com:1443.
3 If you are prompted for RSA SecurID credentials or RADIUS authentication credentials, either enter
your credentials or, if you plan to use an embedded RSA SecurID token, install an embedded token.
Option Action
Existing token If you use a hardware authentication token or software authentication
token on a smart phone, enter your user name and passcode. The passcode
might include both a PIN and the generated number on the token.
Install software token Click External Token. In the Install Software Token dialog box, paste the
CT-KIP URL or CTFString URL that your administrator sent to you in
email. If the URL contains an activation code, you do not need to enter
anything in the Password or Activation Code text box.

4 If you are prompted a second time for RSA SecurID credentials or RADIUS authentication credentials,
enter the next generated number on the token.
Do not enter your PIN and do not enter the same generated number entered previously. If necessary,
wait until a new number is generated.
If this step is required, it is required only when you mistype the first passcode or when configuration
settings in the RSA server change.
5 In the login dialog box, type your user name and password, select a domain, and tap Connect.
6 Tap a remote desktop or application icon to connect to it.
After a successful connection is made to a View server, a shortcut for the server is saved to the Servers tab.
The next time you open Horizon Client to connect to the server, you can tap this shortcut. For more
information about server shortcuts, see “Manage Server Shortcuts,” on page 16.
After you connect to a remote desktop or application for the first time, a shortcut for the desktop or
application is saved to the Recent tab. The next time you want to connect to the remote desktop or
application, you can tap this shortcut.
If Horizon Client cannot connect to the remote desktop, perform the following tasks:
n Determine whether View Connection Server is configured not to use SSL. Horizon Client requires SSL
connections. Check whether the global setting in View Administrator for the Use SSL for client
connections check box is deselected. If so, you must either select the check box, so that SSL is used, or
set up your environment so that clients can connect to an HTTPS enabled load balancer or other
intermediate device that is configured to make an HTTP connection to View Connection Server.
n Verify that the security certificate for View Connection Server is working properly. If it is not, in View
Administrator, you might also see that the View Agent on desktops is unreachable.
Using VMware Horizon Client for Chrome OS
14 VMware, Inc.n Verify that the tags set on the View Connection Server instance allow connections from this user. See
the View Administration document.
n Verify that the user is entitled to access the desktop or application. See the Setting Up Desktop and
Application Pools in View document.
Certificate Checking Modes for Horizon Client
Administrators and sometimes end users can configure whether client connections are rejected if any or
some server certificate checks fail.
Certificate checking occurs for SSL connections between View Connection Server and Horizon Client.
Certificate verification includes the following checks:
n Is the certificate intended for a purpose other than verifying the identity of the sender and encrypting
server communications? That is, is it the correct type of certificate?
n Has the certificate expired, or is it valid only in the future? That is, is the certificate valid according to
the computer clock?
n Does the common name on the certificate match the host name of the server that sends it? A mismatch
can occur if a load balancer redirects Horizon Client to a server that has a certificate that does not match
the host name entered in Horizon Client. Another reason a mismatch can occur is if you enter an IP
address rather than a host name in the client.
n Is the certificate signed by an unknown or untrusted certificate authority (CA)? Self-signed certificates
are one type of untrusted CA.
To pass this check, the certificate`s chain of trust must be rooted in the device`s local certificate store.
NOTE For instructions about distributing a self-signed root certificate that users can install on their Chrome
OS devices, as well as instructions for installing a certificate on a Chrome OS device, see documentation on
the Google Web site.
To set the security mode, tap the Settings (gear) icon in the upper-right corner of the Horizon Client screen,
tap General settings, and tap Security mode. You have three choices:
n Never connect to untrusted servers. If any of the certificate checks fails, the client cannot connect to the
server. An error message lists the checks that failed.
n Warn before connecting to untrusted servers. If a certificate check fails because the server uses a self-
signed certificate, you can click Continue to ignore the warning. For self-signed certificates, the
certificate name is not required to match the View Connection Server name you entered in
Horizon Client.
n Do not verify server identity certificates. This setting means that View does not perform any certificate
checking.
If the certificate checking mode is set to Warn, you can still connect to a View Connection Server instance
that uses a self-signed certificate.
If an administrator later installs a security certificate from a trusted certificate authority, so that all certificate
checks pass when you connect, this trusted connection is remembered for that specific server. In the future,
if that server ever presents a self-signed certificate again, the connection fails. After a particular server
presents a fully verifiable certificate, it must always do so.
Chapter 2 Managing Remote Desktop and Application Connections
VMware, Inc. 15Manage Server Shortcuts
After you connect to a server, Horizon Client creates a server shortcut. You can edit and remove server
shortcuts.
Horizon Client saves the server name or IP address in a shortcut, even if you mistype the server name or
type the wrong IP address. You can delete or change this information by editing the server name or IP
address. If you do not type a server description, the server name or IP address becomes the server
description.
Procedure
n Perform these steps to delete a server shortcut.
a On the Servers tab, tap and hold the server shortcut until the context menu appears.
b Tap Delete to delete the server shortcut.
n Perform these steps to edit a server shortcut.
a On the Servers tab, tap and hold the server shortcut until the context menu appears.
b Tap Edit and edit the server name, server description, or user name.
c Tap Done to save your changes.
Select a Favorite Remote Desktop or Application
You can select remote desktops and applications as favorites. Favorites are identified by a star. The star
helps you quickly find your favorite desktops and applications. Your favorite selections are saved, even
after you log off from the server.
Prerequisites
Obtain the credentials you need to connect to the server, such as a user name and password or RSA SecurID
and passcode.
Procedure
1 On the Servers tab, tap the server shortcut.
2 If prompted, supply your RSA user name and passcode, your Active Directory user name and
password, or both.
3 Perform these steps to select or deselect a desktop or application as a favorite.
Option Description
Select a favorite On the All tab, tap and hold the desktop or application name until the
context menu appears and tap Mark as Favorite. A star appears in the
upper right corner of the name and the name appears on the Favorites tab.
Deselect a favorite On the All or Favorites tab, tap and hold the desktop or application name
until the context menu appears and tap Unmark Favorite. A star no longer
appears in the upper right corner of the name and the name disappears
from the Favorites tab.

4 To display only favorite desktops or applications, tap the Favorites tab.
You can tap the All tab to display all the available desktops and applications.
Using VMware Horizon Client for Chrome OS
16 VMware, Inc.Disconnecting from a Remote Desktop or Application
You can disconnect from a remote desktop without logging off, so that applications remain open on the
remote desktop. You can also disconnect from a remote application so that the remote application remains
open.
When you are connected to the remote desktop or application, you can disconnect by tapping Disconnect
(Horizon Client 3.4) or the Disconnect icon (Horizon Client 3.5 and later) in the Unity Touch sidebar.
NOTE A View administrator can configure your desktop to automatically log off when disconnected. In that
case, any open programs in your desktop are stopped.
Log Off from a Remote Desktop
You can log off from a remote desktop operating system, even if you do not have a desktop open in
Horizon Client.
If you are currently connected to and logged in to a remote desktop, you can use the Windows Start menu
to log off. After Windows logs you off, the desktop is disconnected.
NOTE Any unsaved files that are open on the remote desktop are closed during the logoff operation.
Prerequisites
n Obtain the credentials that you need to log in, such as Active Directory user name and password, RSA
SecurID user name and passcode, or RADIUS authentication user name and passcode.
n If you have not logged in at least once, become familiar with the procedure “Connect to a Remote
Desktop or Application,” on page 13.
Procedure
1 On the Servers tab, tap the server shortcut.
2 If prompted, supply your RSA user name and passcode, your Active Directory user name and
password, or both.
3 On the All tab, tap and hold the desktop shortcut until the context menu appears.
If the desktop is a favorite, you can also perform this step on the Favorites tab.
4 Tap Log Off in the context menu.
What to do next
Tap the back arrow in the upper-left corner of the Horizon Client screen, or the Disconnect icon in the
upper-right corner of the Horizon Client screen, and tap Log Out to disconnect from the server.
Manage Desktop and Application Shortcuts
After you connect to a remote desktop or application, Horizon Client saves a shortcut for the recently used
desktop or application. You can rearrange and remove these shortcuts.
Procedure
n Perform these steps to remove a desktop or application shortcut from the Recent tab.
a Tap and hold the shortcut until Remove Shortcut appears at the bottom of the screen.
b Drag the shortcut to Remove Shortcut.
n To move a desktop or application shortcut, drag and drop it to the new location.
Chapter 2 Managing Remote Desktop and Application Connections
VMware, Inc. 17Using VMware Horizon Client for Chrome OS
18 VMware, Inc.Using a Remote Desktop or
Application on a Chrome OS Device 3
On Chrome OS devices, Horizon Client includes additional features to aid in navigation.
This chapter includes the following topics:
n “Feature Support Matrix,” on page 19
n “Gestures,” on page 21
n “Using the Unity Touch Sidebar with a Remote Desktop,” on page 22
n “Using the Unity Touch Sidebar with a Remote Application,” on page 24
n “Using the Onscreen Keyboard,” on page 25
n “Screen Resolutions and Using External Displays,” on page 25
n “Saving Documents in a Remote Application,” on page 26
n “Internationalization,” on page 26
Feature Support Matrix
When you access a remote desktop from Horizon Client for Chrome OS, some features are not available.
Table 3 ‑1. Features Supported on Windows Desktops for Chrome OS Horizon Clients
Feature
Windows
10 Desktop
Windows
8.x
Desktop
Windows 7
Desktop
Windows XP
Desktop
Windows
Vista
Desktop
Windows
Server
2008/2012 R2
Desktop
RSA SecurID or
RADIUS
X X X Limited Limited X
Single sign-on X X X Limited Limited X
RDP display protocol
PCoIP display
protocol
X X X Limited Limited X
USB access
Real-time audio-video
(RTAV)
Wyse MMR
Windows 7 MMR
Virtual printing
VMware, Inc. 19Table 3‑1. Features Supported on Windows Desktops for Chrome OS Horizon Clients (Continued)
Feature
Windows
10 Desktop
Windows
8.x
Desktop
Windows 7
Desktop
Windows XP
Desktop
Windows
Vista
Desktop
Windows
Server
2008/2012 R2
Desktop
Location-based
printing
X X X Limited Limited X
Smart cards
Multiple monitors
Windows 10 desktops require View Agent 6.2 or later. Windows Server 2012 R2 desktops require View
Agent 6.1 or later.
IMPORTANT View Agent 6.1 and later releases do not support Windows XP and Windows Vista desktops.
View Agent 6.0.2 is the last View release that supports these guest operating systems. Customers who have
an extended support agreement with Microsoft for Windows XP and Vista, and an extended support
agreement with VMware for these guest operating systems, can deploy the View Agent 6.0.2 version of their
Windows XP and Vista desktops with View Connection Server 6.1.
For descriptions of these features and their limitations, see the View Architecture Planning document.
Feature Support for Session-Based Desktops on RDS Hosts
RDS hosts are server computers that have Windows Remote Desktop Services and View Agent installed.
Multiple users can have desktop sessions on an RDS host simultaneously. An RDS host can be either a
physical machine or a virtual machine.
NOTE The following table contains rows only for the features that are supported.
Table 3 ‑2. Features Supported for RDS Hosts with View Agent 6.0.x or Later Installed
Feature
Windows Server
2008 R2 RDS Host
on a Physical
Machine
Windows Server
2008 R2 RDS Host
on a Virtual
Machine
Windows Server
2012 RDS Host on
a Physical
Machine
Windows Server 2012
RDS Host on a Virtual
Machine
RSA SecurID or
RADIUS
X X X X
Single sign-on X X X X
PCoIP display
protocol
X X X X
Blast protocol (for
HTML Access)
View Agent 6.0.2
and later
View Agent 6.0.2 and
later
Virtual printing (for
desktop clients)
View Agent 6.0.1
and later
View Agent 6.0.1 and
later
Location-based
printing
View Agent 6.0.1
and later
View Agent 6.0.1 and
later
Multiple monitors (for
desktop clients)
X X X X
Unity Touch (for
mobile clients)
X X X X
For information about which editions of each guest operating system are supported, or which service packs,
see the “Supported Operating Systems for View Agent” topic in the View 5.x or 6.x installation
documentation.
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20 VMware, Inc.Gestures
VMware has created user interaction aids to help you navigate conventional Windows user interface
elements on a non-Windows device.
Clicking
As in other apps, you can tap your touchpad to click a user interface element. If your Chrome OS device has
a touch screen, you can touch to click a user interface element. You can also use an external mouse.
Right-Clicking
The following options are available for right-clicking:
n Tap with two fingers on the touchpad.
n Hold down the Alt key on the keyboard and tap the touchpad with a single finger.
n Use an external mouse to right-click.
n If your Chrome OS device has a touch screen, tap with two fingers at nearly the same time. The right-
click occurs where the first finger tapped.
Scrolling and Scrollbars
The following options are available for vertical scrolling.
n Tap and hold with your thumb and then scroll down with one finger on the touchpad. You can also
scroll with two fingers.
n Use an external mouse to scroll.
n If your Chrome OS device has a touch screen, tap with one or two fingers and then drag to scroll. The
text under your fingers moves in the same direction as your fingers. Scrolling with one finger does not
work if you have zoomed in or when the onscreen keyboard is displayed.
Zooming In and Out
As in other apps, use your keyboard and press Ctrl and + to zoom in and Ctrl and – to zoom out. If your
Chrome OS device has a touch screen, you can pinch your fingers apart to zoom out and pinch your fingers
together to zoom in.
Window Resizing
To use your touchpad to resize a window, touch and hold one finger at the corner or side of the window
and drag to resize. If your Chrome OS device has an external mouse, place your cursor on the edge of the
window and drag the border of the window to make it wider or narrower. You cannot resize the window if
it is maximized.
Sound, Music, and Video
If sound is turned on for your device, you can play audio in a remote desktop.
Chapter 3 Using a Remote Desktop or Application on a Chrome OS Device
VMware, Inc. 21Using the Unity Touch Sidebar with a Remote Desktop
You can quickly navigate to a remote desktop application or file from a Unity Touch sidebar. From this
sidebar, you can open files and applications, switch between running applications, and minimize, maximize,
restore, or close windows and applications in a remote desktop.
Figure 3 ‑1. Unity Touch Sidebar for a Remote Desktop
From this sidebar, you can perform many actions on a file or application.
Table 3‑3. Unity Touch Sidebar Actions for a Remote Desktop
Action Procedure
Show or hide the onscreen
keyboard
Tap Keyboard (Horizon Client 3.4) or tap the Keyboard icon (Horizon Client 3.5 and
later). See “Using the Onscreen Keyboard,” on page 25.
Change Horizon Client settings Tap Settings (Horizon Client 3.4) or tap the Settings icon (Horizon Client 3.5 and
later). You can change the screen resolution, modify the security mode, and set
advanced SSL options. For information about screen resolutions, see “Screen
Resolutions and Using External Displays,” on page 25. For information about
security modes, see “Certificate Checking Modes for Horizon Client,” on page 15. For
information about advanced SSL options, see “Configure Advanced SSL Options,” on
page 9.
Disconnect from the desktop Tap Disconnect (Horizon Client 3.4) or tap the Disconnect icon (Horizon Client 3.5
and later). For more information, see “Disconnecting from a Remote Desktop or
Application,” on page 17.
Show the sidebar Drag the sidebar to the right or tap the sidebar tab.
Hide the sidebar Drag the sidebar to the left or tap in the desktop area.
Navigate to an application Tap All Programs and navigate to the application just as you would from the
Windows Start menu.
Navigate to a file Tap My Files to access the User folder, and navigate to the file. My Files includes
folders such as My Pictures, My Documents, and Downloads.
My Files includes the folders in the user profile (%USERPROFILE% directory). If you
relocate the system folder in the %USERPROFILE% directory, the My Files menu can
also display content from the relocated folder, whether it is a local relocated folder or a
network share folder.
Search for an application or file n Tap in the Search box and type the name of the application or file.
n To use voice dictation, tap the microphone on the keyboard.
n To launch an application or file, tap the name of the application or file in the search
results.
n To return to the home view of the sidebar, tap the X to close the Search box.
Open an application or file Tap the name of the file or application in the sidebar. The application starts and the
sidebar closes.
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22 VMware, Inc.Table 3‑3. Unity Touch Sidebar Actions for a Remote Desktop (Continued)
Action Procedure
Switch between running
applications or open windows
Tap the application name under Running Applications. If more than one file is open
for one application, tap the chevron (>) next to the application to expand the list.
Minimize a running application
or window
Tap and hold the application name under Running Applications until the context
menu appears. Tap Minimize.
Maximize a running
application or window
Tap and hold the application name under Running Applications until the context
menu appears. Tap Maximize.
Close a running application or
window
Tap and hold the application name under Running Applications until the context
menu appears. Tap Close.
Restore a running application
or window to its previous size
and position
Tap and hold the application name under Running Applications until the context
menu appears. Tap Restore.
Create a list of favorite
applications or files
1 Search for the application or file, or tap Manage under the Favorite Applications
or Favorite Documents list.
If the Manage bar is not visible, tap the chevron (>) next to Favorite Applications
or Favorite Files.
2 Tap the check box next to the names of your favorites in the search results or in the
list of available applications or files.
The favorite that you add last appears at the top of your favorites list.
Remove an application or file
from the favorites list
1 Search for the application or file, or tap Manage under the Favorite Applications
or Favorite Dcuments list.
If the Manage bar is not visible, tap the chevron (>) next to Favorite Applications
or Favorite Documents.
2 Tap to remove the check mark next to the name of the application or file in the
favorites list.
Reorder an application or file in
the favorites list
1 Tap Manage under the Favorite Applications or Favorite Documents list.
If the Manage bar is not visible, tap the chevron (>) next to Favorite Applications
or Favorite Documents.
2 In the favorites list, touch and hold the handle on the left side of the application or
file name and drag the favorite up or down the list.
Chapter 3 Using a Remote Desktop or Application on a Chrome OS Device
VMware, Inc. 23Using the Unity Touch Sidebar with a Remote Application
You can quickly navigate to a remote application from a Unity Touch sidebar. From this sidebar, you can
launch applications, switch between running applications, and minimize, maximize, restore, or close remote
applications. You can also switch to a remote desktop.
Figure 3‑2. Unity Touch Sidebar for a Remote Application
From the Unity Touch sidebar, you can perform many actions on a remote application.
Table 3‑4. Unity Touch Sidebar Actions for a Remote Application
Action Procedure
Show or hide the onscreen
keyboard
Tap Keyboard (Horizon Client 3.4) or tap the Keyboard icon (Horizon Client 3.5 and
later). See “Using the Onscreen Keyboard,” on page 25.
Modify Horizon Client settings Tap Settings (Horizon Client 3.4) or tap the Settings icon (Horizon Client 3.5 and
later). You can change the screen resolution, modify the security mode, and set
advanced SSL options. For information about screen resolutions, see “Screen
Resolutions and Using External Displays,” on page 25. For information about
security modes, see “Certificate Checking Modes for Horizon Client,” on page 15.
For information about advanced SSL options, see “Configure Advanced SSL
Options,” on page 9.
Disconnect from the application Tap Disconnect (Horizon Client 3.4) or tap the Disconnect icon (Horizon Client 3.5
and later). For more information, see “Disconnecting from a Remote Desktop or
Application,” on page 17.
Show the sidebar Drag the sidebar to the right or tap the sidebar tab. When the sidebar is open, you
cannot perform actions on the application screen.
Hide the sidebar Drag the sidebar to the left or tap in the application area. When the sidebar is open,
you cannot perform actions on the application screen.
Switch between running
applications
Tap the application under Current Connection.
Open an application Tap the name of the application under Applications in the sidebar. The application
starts and the sidebar closes.
Close a running application 1 Tap and hold the application name under Current Connection until the context
menu appears.
2 Tap Close.
Minimize a running application 1 Tap and hold the application name under Current Connection until the context
menu appears.
2 Tap Minimize.
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24 VMware, Inc.Table 3‑4. Unity Touch Sidebar Actions for a Remote Application (Continued)
Action Procedure
Maximize a running application 1 Tap and hold the application name under Current Connection until the context
menu appears.
2 Tap Maximize.
Restore a running application 1 Tap and hold the application name under Current Connection until the context
menu appears.
2 Tap Restore.
Switch to a remote desktop Tap the desktop name under Desktops.
Using the Onscreen Keyboard
You can use an onscreen keyboard in a remote desktop or application. To display the onscreen keyboard, in
the Unity Touch sidebar, tap Keyboard (Horizon Client 3.4) or tap the Keyboard icon (Horizon Client 3.5
and later). To hide the onscreen keyboard, tap Keyboard (Horizon Client 3.4) or tap the Keyboard icon
(Horizon Client 3.5 and later) again.
The onscreen keyboard includes the PageUp and PageDn navigation keys, function keys, and other keys
that you often use in Windows environments, including Ctrl, Alt, Del, Shift, Win, Caps, Esc, and Del. Use
the Shift key on this keypad when you need to use key combinations that include the Shift key, such as Ctrl
+Shift. To tap a combination of these keys, such as Ctrl+Alt+Del, first tap the onscreen Ctrl key. After the
Ctrl key turns blue, tap the onscreen Alt key. After the Alt key turns blue, tap the Del key.
You can tap the pen icon on the left side of the Ctrl key to display the local input buffer. Text that you type
into this text box is not sent to an application until you tap Send. For example, if you open an application
such as Notepad and tap the pen icon, the text that you type does not appear in the Notepad application
until you tap Send. This feature is useful if you have a poor network connection and characters do not
immediately appear when you type them. With this feature, you can quickly type up to 1,000 characters and
then either tap Send or Return to have all 1,000 characters appear at once in the application.
Screen Resolutions and Using External Displays
You can use Horizon Client with external displays and you can change screen resolutions.
When you connect your Chrome OS device to an external display or projector, you can display
Horizon Client in full-screen mode by pressing the full screen key on your device`s keyboard.
Enlarging the Screen Resolution for a Remote Desktop
By default, the display resolution is set so that the entire Windows desktop fits inside your device, and the
desktop icons and task bar icons are a certain size. If you change the default to a higher resolution, the
desktop still fits inside the device, but the desktop and taskbar icons become smaller.
Changing the Display Resolution Setting
To change the resolution setting, tap the Settings (gear) icon, tap General settings, and tap Resolution.
Screen Resolutions for Using Projectors
You can use the Resolution setting to set a larger resolution for projectors.
Chapter 3 Using a Remote Desktop or Application on a Chrome OS Device
VMware, Inc. 25Saving Documents in a Remote Application
With certain remote applications, such as Microsoft Word or WordPad, you can create and save documents.
Where these documents are saved depends on your company`s network environment. For example, your
documents might be saved to a home share mounted on your local computer.
Administrators can use an ADMX template file to set a group policy that specifies where documents are
saved. This policy is called “Set Remote Desktop Services User Home Directory.” For more information, see
the “RDS Profiles Settings” topic in the Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View document.
Internationalization
Both the user interface and the documentation are available in English, Japanese, French, German,
Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean. You can also input characters for these languages.
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26 VMware, Inc.Troubleshooting Horizon Client 4
You can solve most Horizon Client problems by resetting the desktop or reinstalling the app.
This chapter includes the following topics:
n “Reset a Remote Desktop or Application,” on page 27
n “Uninstall Horizon Client,” on page 28
n “Horizon Client Stops Responding or the Remote Desktop Freezes,” on page 28
n “Problem Establishing a Connection When Using a Proxy,” on page 28
Reset a Remote Desktop or Application
Resetting a remote desktop shuts down and restarts the desktop. Resetting a remote application quits the
application. You might need to reset a desktop or application if the desktop operating system or application
stops responding.
Resetting a remote desktop is the equivalent of pressing the Reset button on a physical PC to force the PC to
restart. Any files that are open on the remote desktop will be closed without being saved first.
Resetting a remote application quits all remote applications and logs off all of your remote application
sessions. Unsaved changes in remote applications might be lost.
NOTE A View administrator can disable the reset feature for certain types of desktops. For more
information, see the View Administration document.
Prerequisites
n Obtain the credentials that you need to log in, such as Active Directory user name and password, RSA
SecurID user name and passcode, or RADIUS authentication user name and passcode.
n If you have not logged in at least once, become familiar with the procedure “Connect to a Remote
Desktop or Application,” on page 13.
Procedure
1 On the Servers tab, tap the server shortcut.
2 If prompted, supply your RSA user name and passcode, your Active Directory user name and
password, or both.
3 On the All tab, tap and hold the desktop or application shortcut until the context menu appears.
If the desktop or application is a favorite, you can also perform this step on the Favorites tab.
VMware, Inc. 274 Tap Reset in the context menu.
Reset is available only if the status of the desktop or application is such that the action can be taken.
Uninstall Horizon Client
You can sometimes resolve problems with Horizon Client by uninstalling and reinstalling Horizon Client
for Chrome OS.
You uninstall Horizon Client for Chrome OS just as you would any Chrome OS app.
Procedure
u On your Chrome OS device, tap the App Launcher icon in the taskbar, right-click the Horizon Client
for Chrome OS app icon, and select Uninstall.
What to do next
Reinstall Horizon Client.
See “Install or Upgrade Horizon Client for Chrome OS,” on page 10.
Horizon Client Stops Responding or the Remote Desktop Freezes
When the screen freezes, first, try resetting the remote desktop operating system.
Problem
Horizon Client does not work or repeatedly exits unexpectedly or the remote desktop freezes.
Cause
Assuming that View servers are configured properly and that firewalls surrounding them have the correct
ports open, other issues usually relate to Horizon Client on the mobile device or to the guest operating
system on the remote desktop.
Solution
n If the operating system in the remote desktop freezes, use Horizon Client on the device to reset the
desktop.
This option is available only if the View administrator has enabled this feature.
n Uninstall and reinstall the app on the device.
n If resetting the remote desktop and reinstalling Horizon Client do not help, you can reset the Chrome
OS device, as described in the device user guide.
n If you get a connection error when you attempt to connect to the server, you might need to change your
proxy settings.
Problem Establishing a Connection When Using a Proxy
Sometimes if you attempt to connect to View Connection Server using a proxy while on the LAN, an error
occurs.
Problem
If the View environment is set up to use a secure connection from the remote desktop to View Connection
Server, and if the client device is configured to use an HTTP proxy, you might not be able to connect.
Using VMware Horizon Client for Chrome OS
28 VMware, Inc.Cause
Unlike Windows Internet Explorer, the client device does not have an Internet option to bypass the proxy
for local addresses. When an HTTP proxy is used for browsing external addresses, and you try to connect to
View Connection Server using an internal address, you might see the error message Could not establish
connection.
Solution
u Remove the proxy settings so that the device no longer uses a proxy.
Chapter 4 Troubleshooting Horizon Client
VMware, Inc. 29Using VMware Horizon Client for Chrome OS
30 VMware, Inc.Index
A
Add Server button 13
audience 5
C
certificates, ignoring problems 15
Chrome Web Store 10
connection problems 28
customer experience program, desktop pool
data 10
D
deleting server icons 13
disconnecting from a remote desktop 17
display requirements 25
displays, external 25
E
external displays 25
F
favorites 16
favorites list in Unity Touch sidebar 22
feature support matrix 19
H
hardware requirements 7
Horizon Client
disconnect from a desktop 17
setup for Chrome OS clients 7
starting 13
troubleshooting 28
Horizon Client for Chrome, installing 10
I
internationalization 26
K
keyboard, onscreen 21
L
log off 17
logging in 13
M
manage desktop shortcuts 17
managing desktops 13
O
onscreen keyboard 25
operating systems, supported on View Agent 10
P
prerequisites for client devices 8
projectors 25
proxy connections 28
R
remote desktops 19
reset a desktop 27
resizing windows 21
resolution, screen 25
RSA SecurID tokens 8
S
saving documents in a remote application 26
screen resolution 25
scrolling 21
security servers 8
server connections, managing 13
server icons 13
server names 13
shortcut, desktops 17
sidebar, Unity Touch 22
software tokens 8
SSL options 9
system requirements 7
T
tablet gestures 21
tokens, RSA SecurID 8
troubleshooting, connection problems 28
U
uninstalling the client software 28
Unity Touch feature 22
Unity Touch sidebar 24
V
View Agent, installation requirements 10
View Connection Server 8
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