Launching Horizon Virtual Desktops from Workspace ONE

In this quick walkthrough we're going show you how to launch Horizon Virtual Desktops from Workspace ONE (VMware Identity Manager).


  • Log in to Workspace ONE (VMware Identity Manager)
  • Launch Windows 10 Virtual Desktop

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
  • TCP & UDP ports 80, 443, 8443; and if using PCoIP, both TCP & UDP 4712
  • An Horizon Client installed on your machine.

 Let's get started, open up your favorite web browser and get sign 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 find TD-WINDOWS10 in 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 TD-WINDOWS10.  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.



Explore the Windows 10 virtual desktop functionality and performance.


Walkthrough Summary

  • Log Into VMware Identity Manager
  • Launch Windows 10 Virtual Desktop

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