Launching Horizon Remote Apps from Workspace ONE

In this quick walkthrough we're going show you how to launch Paint.NET as a Horizon Remote Application from Workspace ONE.


  • Log in to Workspace ONE
  • Launch Paint.NET as a Horizon Remote Application from Workspace ONE Access

Before You Begin

In order to perform the full end-to-end demo make sure you have the following:

  • A valid account in the VMware TestDrive environment, sign up here if you don't yet have an account
  • TCP & UDP ports 80, 443, 8443; and if using PCoIP, both TCP & UDP 4172
  • Latest Horizon Client installed, available via direct download here

Let's get started, open up your favorite web browser and get signed into Workspace ONE using your TestDrive username and password.



You will first be brought to the Favorites section.


Go to the Apps section and from the Categories on the left, click on Horizon 7, then Paint.NET on the right side. Click the star next to OPEN in order to add it to your Favorites.


Go back to the Favorites section where you will now see Paint.NET. Move your cursor over it and click on the three dots that appear which will give you a list of options.

Click on Launch from Client (requires Horizon Client already installed on your local machine) or Launch from Browser to open the virtual desktop in a separate tab. For best performance, use Horizon Client which uses Blast Extreme as the default protocol.


You may receive a prompt asking "How do you want to launch Horizon?". Choose your desired option.


Once Paint.NET has loaded, you may use it just as you normally would a natively installed version of Paint.NET.  Go ahead and create a drawing on the canvas.


And as easy as that you've launched Paint.NET as a published Horizon Remote Application from Workspace ONE Access.

Feel free to add other Apps to your Workspace ONE Access Favorites and launch them from Horizon Client or browser.

Walkthrough Summary

  • Log Into Workspace ONE Access
  • Launch Paint.NET as a Horizon Remote Application from Workspace ONE Access

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