Application Persistence Policies for VMware Horizon Client
VMware Horizon® is a platform for delivering virtual desktops and apps efficiently and securely across hybrid cloud for the best end-user digital workspace experience. This platform requires the installation of VMware Horizon Client (Horizon Client) on the organization's devices.
You can activate an Application Persistence policy to collect information about the functional status of Horizon Client installed on your Windows devices and view the results in reports. You can also configure the policy to attempt to repair or reinstall the client.
Application Persistence policies for Horizon Client are supported on devices running a supported version of the Windows operating system and one of the following versions of Horizon Client:
5.5.x or higher
NOTE Significant software changes in higher versions may cause health checks to become invalid.
If you select Report higher versions as Compliant, higher versions report Compliant without running health checks.
You can configure an Application Persistence policy for Horizon Client to enable the Application Persistence (RAR) component A lightweight software component of the Absolute agent that detects the status of third party applications installed on a device. The component may also attempt to repair the third party application if it is non-compliant. The RAR component is deployed on a device only when the device is associated with a customized policy group and that policy group's Application Persistence policy is activated. to attempt to repair Horizon Client if it's not functioning, or reinstall it if it's missing or can't be repaired.
NOTE Depending on the Absolute product licenses associated with your account, the Report and repair option, and the Report, repair, and reinstall option may not be available.
The RAR component of the Absolute agent can respond to the following issues:
The VMware Horizon Client service (horizon_client_service.exe) isn't running
The RAR component restarts the service.
The VMware Horizon Client service (horizon_client_service.exe) isn't installed
The RAR component downloads and installs the configured version of the client.
NOTE Downgrades are not supported. If the version installed on a device is higher than the expected version, no action is taken.
|Horizon Client failed to be repaired, or the expected version isn't installed|
must be an MSI file
can have any file name
Before you activate an Application Persistence policy you need to configure the policy. You need to configure the application version in addition to the settings in Configuring Application Persistence policies.
To configure the application version:
Under VMware Horizon Client version, enter the version of Horizon Client you expect to be running on your devices.
- The target version must be a sequence of digits separated by a period.
You can use wildcard "*" characters after the major version, for example, 8.* or 8.3.*.
IMPORTANT Make sure the version you are entering is consistent with version 5.5.x or higher.
To configure the VMware Horizon specific setting:
[Optional] Under Additional installer commands, enter the applicable command line parameters to configure any settings not covered by the policy configuration. For more information about the available command line parameters, see the VMware Horizon documentation.