VMware Horizon – Upgrade Horizon View GPO Bundle to v. 7.8

Welcome to my VMware Horizon series. In this session I will describe how I upgraded my VMware Horizon View GPO Templates

This is what VMware’s release notes say about the Horizon GPO Bundle


VMware’s Release Notes for VMware Horizon 7 version 7.8


In order to upgrade the VMware Horizon View GPO templates, I login into one of my Active Directory servers. I copy the VMware-Horizon-Extras-Bundle-5.0.0-12606690.zip file I downloaded from MyVmware to a temp-folder and extract it.




I first copy and replace all the admx-files to my Central Store location, in my LAB this will be: “C:\Windows\SYSVOL\sysvol\ad.admin.frelab.net\Policies\PolicyDefinitions”




Finally, I copy and replace the adml-files from the en-US folder



This concludes my GPO Templates upgrade, I can now proceed with upgrading agents in templates and redeploy desktop pools, covered here: VMware Horizon – Upgrade Horizon Agents in Templates and redeploy pools


Recommended reading:

VMware Horizon Upgrades


VMware Horizon – Upgrade to v. 7.8

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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