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Configure VDI

For remote desktop you can additionally configure VPN and configure clipboard.

Set up a VPN

Consider limitations when configuring the VPN.

If you use your own DNS servers, add an entry to the host file.


When setting up a VPN, do not use:

  • the default gateway of the remote network. Disable gateway usage can be set in Windows settings;

  • networks that DaaS uses:

    • 172.16.X.X.X/26.

You can use any network from except the dedicated /26 network. Upon agreement, we can replace the highlighted /26 block with another of the same size.

Disable use of the default network gateway

  1. From the Start menu, select Settings.
  2. Open Network and InternetEthernet.
  3. Open the Change adapter settings page.
  4. Right-click the menu of the desired network connection and select Properties.
  5. Open the Networking tab.
  6. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.
  7. Press Advanced.
  8. Clear the Use default gateway on remote network checkbox.
  9. Press OK → OK → OK.

Add an entry to the host file

If you use your own DNS servers, write host (C:Windows\System32\drivers\etc) in the host file:

  • ``''
  • ``''
  • ``''

Customize clipboard

By default, the clipboard works only in the direction from the user computer (VMware Horizon® Client) to the desktop virtual machine (VMware Horizon Agent).

Customizing the clipboard will make the exchange bi-directional.

For more information about configuring clipboard settings using Active Directory Group Policies, see the VMware View Agent Configuration ADMX Template Settings instructions in the VMware Horizon documentation.

  1. Create a ticket to obtain ADMX templates for VMware Horizon Client.
  2. Install the ADMX templates for VMware Horizon Client.
  3. Create a new Group Policy (GPO), refer to the Using Group Policy Settings to Configure Horizon Client VMware documentation for details.
  4. Go to Computer ConfigurationPoliciesAdministrative TemplatesVMware View Agent ConfigurationClipboard Redirection.
  5. For the Configure clipboard redirection object, check the Enabled in both directions checkbox.
  6. Apply Group Policy.
  7. Reconnect to the desktop.

ClipboardData parameter values

The ClipboardData parameter defines in which direction the clipboard will operate.

0, Disabled in both directionsClipboard redirection disabled in both directions
1, Enabled in both directionsClipboard redirection enabled in both directions
2, Enabled client to server onlyClipboard redirection enabled from client to agent (default)
3, Enabled server to client onlyClipboard redirection enabled from agent to client