The VMware Horizon Workspace Administrator's Guide provides information and instructions about using and maintaining VMware Horizon Workspace. VMware Horizon Workspace is a platform that allows you to customize a service catalog for company data and applications. This platform provides an end-user management platform for secure, managed-user access to your organization's data and applications, including Windows, SaaS and mobile applications. Horizon Workspace delivers a unified user and application policy and offers your IT department unified security and management for all services and applications across all devices.

The Horizon Workspace Administrator's Guide is intended for enterprise administrators. This information is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology, identity management, Kerberos, and directory services. Knowledge of other technologies, such as VMware ThinApp, VMware View, and RSA SecurID, is helpful if you plan to implement these features.

Use the Horizon Workspace Administrator's Guide after you install Horizon Workspace. See Horizon Workspace Installation Guide.

To administer Horizon Workspace, you predominantly use the Horizon Workspace Administrator Web interface. You occasionally need to access the Configurator Web interface, the Connector Web interface, and the virtual appliance interfaces. See Horizon Workspace Web Interface URLs.

The key task you perform as a Horizon Workspace administrator is to entitle users to resources. Other tasks support this key task by providing you with more detailed control over which users or groups are entitled to which resources under which conditions.

The tasks you perform as an administrator vary depending on the resource types you plan to manage. You can manage the Data service, View pools, Windows applications (ThinApp packages), Web applications, and mobile applications. The actual resource types you manage vary according to the needs of your enterprise. To entitle a resource type, you must first perform the respective preconfiguration tasks as described in the Horizon Workspace Installation Guide.