Launching Horizon RDS Desktops From VMware Identity Manager

In this quick walkthrough we're going show you how to launch RDS Horizon Desktops from VMware Identity Manager by completing the following steps:

Walkthrough Summary

  • Log Into VMware Identity Manager
  • Launch Windows RDS Desktop
  • In order to perform the full end-to-end demo make sure you have the following:

    • A valid account in the VMware TestDrive environment, signup here if you don't
    • Network access from your device and TCP ports 80, 443 and 7443 enabled
    • An Horizon Client installed on your machine.
    • Must be logged in to the VMware Identity Manager and have added the Horizon RDS Desktop icon for your region to your workspace from "App Center" 

    For instructions on how to log into VMware Identity Manager and add in resources from the App Center 

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    In some cases, depending on the business need, individual desktop VMs may not be needed by all users and a common RDS server may be sufficient for multiple users. Connections to RDS servers can be managed by Horizon View, allowing users to connect via PCoIP for a better end user experience.

    Once you have logged into Workspace ONE (VMware Identity Manager), you will be brought to your workspace. You will want to click on the icon "AMER-RDS", "EMEA-RDS", or "APAC-RDS" depending on your region. 

    Clicking on the icon will launch the Horizon Client and load the Horizon RDS Desktop Session. Explore the Windows 2012 R2 functionality and performance and be sure to logoff from your RDS session when you're done. 

    Walkthrough Summary

  • Log Into VMware Identity Manager
  • Launch Windows RDS Desktop
  • Check out the TestDrive Support KB for further walkthroughs, FAQs and information regarding the VMware Global Demo Environment.

    For support or to report issues with any of the demo systems please send us an email .