VMware Horizon 7.02 & User Environment Manager (UEM) 9.1 – WHAT’S NEW!!
EVMware Horizon 7.0.2 Provides the Following New Features & Enhancements
VMware Blast policy
View administrators can configure the H.264 Quality Blast policy settings to specify the image quality for the remote display configured to use H.264 encoding.
Client Drive Redirection
For Horizon Client 4.2 or Horizon 7 version 7.0.2 or later, if VMware Blast Extreme is enabled, files and folders are transferred across a virtual channel with encryption.
Global data collected by VMware
If you join the customer experience improvement program, VMware collects data aboutTrue SSO for the View environment.
Restrict remote desktop access outside the network
View administrators can allow access to specific entitled users and groups from an external network while restricting access to other entitled users and groups.
Smart Cards for multiple user accounts
In some environments, a user’s smart card certificate can map to multiple Active Directory domain user accounts. A user might have multiple accounts with administrator privileges and needs to specify which account to use in the Username hint field during smart card login. To make the Username hint field appear on the Horizon Client login dialog box, the administrator must enable the smart card user name hints feature for the Connection Server instance in View Administrator. The smart card user can then enter a user name or UPN in the Username hint field during smart card login.
Remote desktop operating systems
The following remote desktop operating systems are supported:
◦ Windows 10 64-bit and 32-bit Enterprise and Professional; Build 1511
◦ Windows 10 64-bit and 32-bit Enterprise Long Term Service Branch (LTSB); Fresh installation only; Build 1507
◦ Windows 10 64-bit and 32-bit Anniversary Update; Fresh installation only; Tech preview only; Build 1607. Upgrade is not supported.
Windows Media Multimedia Redirection (MMR) operating systems
The following Windows MMR operating systems are supported:
Windows Server 2016 is a tech preview feature
Windows registry keys for Flash Redirection
View administrators can set requireIECompatibility=true to enable Flash Redirection for Web sites that support HTML5 by default. This parameter is not required for the YouTube Web site. In certain situations, setting appMode=0 can improve performance, and setting appMode=1 can result in a better user experience.
Real-Time Audio-Video for session-based desktops and remote applications
The Real-Time Audio-Video feature is supported with session-based desktops and remote applications. This feature also requires Horizon Agent 7.0.2 or later. This feature is supported with Windows, Linux, Mac clients and HTML access.
Generic USB redirection for session-based desktops and remote applications
Customers can use generic USB redirection with Horizon RDS to redirect USB device peripherals to their session-based desktops and remote applications. By default, all device peripherals are excluded from using generic USB redirection. To enable USB redirection for USB peripherals, delete the following Windows registry key settings ExcludeAllDevices and IncludeFamily from the following path: HKLMSoftwarePoliciesVMware, IncVMware VDMAgentUSB.
This feature is only supported with Windows clients and with RDS desktops and applications running on Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.
**Granular control of clipboard data formats
You can configure group policy settings to filter out specific data formats when users copy and paste data during PCoIP and VMware Blast sessions. For example, you can enable the Filter images out of incoming clipboard data setting to prevent users from copying images to their remote desktops. This feature provides added flexibility when you need to restrict copy and paste operations for security reasons.
Horizon 7 for Linux desktops enhancements
- Automated full-clone desktop pool
- SSO for SLED 11 SP3 and SP4
- Horizon Client 4.2.0 for Android
Sharpen your Horizon Demo skills by referencing all of our Horizon QuickStart Guides and Walkthroughs here: support.vmtestd…gory/26-horizon
New User Environment Manager (UEM) Enhancements
Hash-based Application Blocking
Hash-based application blocking lets you control the applications that can be started based on the hash values of the applications.
The NoAD mode is an alternative to configuring User Environment Manager with Active Directory Group Policy. In the NoAD mode, there is no dependency on Active Directory. You do not need to create a GPO, any logon and logoff scripts, or configure Windows Group Policy settings.
Extended Horizon Smart Policies
The Horizon Smart Policy “Bandwidth profile” setting (formerly known as “PCoIP profile”) now applies to both VMware Blast and PCoIP. The new “HTML Access file transfer” setting lets you control file transfer between agent and client.
Endpoint Platform Condition
The Endpoint Platform condition lets you target User Environment Manager actions to specific platforms like Android, iOS, Mac, or Windows.
Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 are not supported.
VMware User Environment Manager 9.1 does not support Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Server 2008.