VMware App Volumes Apps on Demand - Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure Next-Gen

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In this quick walkthrough we're going show you how to access VMware App Volumes Apps on Demand - Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure Next-Gen from the TestDrive environment.


  • Log in to TestDrive Portal.
  • Expand The Horizon Cloud Service Product tile from the Digital Workspace tab on the dashboard.
  • Launch Desktops and Apps.
  • Log in to Workspace ONE.
  • Launch Horizon Cloud Service Next Gen icon.
  • Launch DSC-VDI-MultiSession.
  • View Currently installed Applications, notice Microsoft Office is not in the list.
  • Find and Launch Microsoft Word.
  • View Currently installed Applications, notice Microsoft Office is now in the list.

Before You Begin

In order to access the Horizon Cloud Desktop User Portal and launch desktops and applications, please ensure you have the following:

  • A valid account in the VMware TestDrive environment, sign up here if you don't yet have an account.
  • A valid VMware Cloud Services account, sign up here if you don't yet have an account.
  • Latest Horizon Clients installed, available via direct download here.
  • Network access from your device and TCP & UDP ports 80, 443, 4172 and 8443 enabled.

TestDrive Portal

Open a web browser and navigate to the TestDrive Portal at https://portal.vmtestdrive.com.

Once you've logged in, select Digital Workspace under My Products. Then scroll down to VMware Horizon Cloud Service and click the Enable Product button.

Allow a few minutes for the product to be enabled.  During this time, your VMware Cloud Services Console (CSP) Account is being added to the Cloud Services organization for the TestDrive environment.

After a few minutes, you will receive emails from VMware Cloud Services that confirm your roles have been added.

NOTE:  You must have your own VMware Cloud Services account before proceeding with the next steps.  This account is completely separate from your TestDrive account.

If you do not have a VMware Cloud Services account, the email you receive will contain a link named JOIN VMWARE CLOUD SERVICES.  Please follow the link to create your Cloud Services Account OR go to https://console.cloud.vmware.com/ and choose the option "Create Your VMware Account".

Also, your Cloud Services account will be active in the organization for 30 days.  If you receive an email that your account has been removed from the organization and you still need access, you can re-enable your access in the Horizon Cloud product tile, as mentioned in the the previous steps.

After your Horizon Cloud Access has been enabled, click the product tile to expand it, then click on the Launch button.

Under the Horizon Cloud Next Gen Section of the Launch Menu, click Desktops and Apps

Click on the Browser option when prompted.

At Sign in with SSO, input testdrive, then hit Continue.

Log in to Workspace ONE

VDI Apps and Features

Launch the DSC-VDI-Multisession Desktop

From the desktop, right click on the Windows start button and select "Apps and Features"

Note Microsoft Office is not installed at present.

From the Desktop click the Windows Start icon

Scroll down and select "Word"

Note App Volumes at this point delivers the Application in real time.

Go back to the Control Panel as earlier.  Note the presence of Microsoft Office now present in the list.

In order to view the App Volumes settings in the Horizon Cloud Next Gen Universal Console, please go through the steps in the walkthrough guide here https://kb.vmtestdrive.com/a/1676328-horizon-cloud-on-microsoft-azure-next-gen-universal-console

This completes the VMware App Volumes Apps on Demand demo on Horizon Cloud Next Gen.

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