VMware Horizon Apps On Demand Launch Behavior How Does It Work?

by | Sep 12, 2023 | VMware Horizon View


Have you ever been curious about the process that takes place when you initiate an on-demand launch of an App Volumes application on a Windows Server RDS host? Specifically, let’s consider a scenario where you or your user connects and launches a published app on demand.


  1. User clicks the published app on demand.

2. The App Package is presented to the RDS host via a mounted drive from Horizon View and App Volumes.

3. I am going to now logoff the user and see what happens. Keep in mind this is the only user logged into the machine so since that is the case no one else needs the app. It removes the applications that I was using.

4. As you can see the mounted drives are removed. This is a great feature that allows you to use the same images for multiple applications/use cases. Most times we create specialized farms to entertain certain uses causes which drives friction and complexity