VMware Horizon – Upgrade Horizon GPO Bundle to v. 2303

Release date: April 7th 2023

Welcome to my VMware Horizon series. In this session I will describe how I upgraded my VMware Horizon GPO Templates to v.2303. According to VMware’s official documentation, this should be done as step 12 in the supported update sequence.

I start out by downloading the Horizon GPO Bundle from VMware Customer Connect

Previously I’ve done this manually, but this time I will be doing the admx-upgrade from my management server, using the PowerShell script below. The workflow of the script is as follows:


  • Permissions to write to SYSVOL PolicyDefinitions folder
  • Run script in Administrative Powershell session


# Horizon Admx Upgrade script

$installDir = "C:Install"
New-Item -Path $installDir -type directory -Force

$HzBundle = "<network-path>VMware-Horizon-Extras-Bundle*.zip"
Expand-Archive -Path $HzBundle -DestinationPath $installDir

$admxDestination = '<network-path>PolicyDefinitions'

Copy-Item -Path $installDir*.admx -Destination $admxDestination -Recurse -Force
Copy-Item -Path $installDiren-US*.adml -Destination $admxDestinationen-US -Recurse -Force

Remove-Item –path $installDir –Recurse -Force

This concludes my session about upgrading the Horizon GPO Templates to v. 2303. According to the supported upgrade path from VMware, this is the final step in upgrading VMware Horizon. With this done, I can log in and test that everything works as expected.

VMware Official Documentation:

VMware Horizon – Upgrades

VMware Horizon planning, deployment etc.

Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.

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