To support HTTP caching, you must configure the client computers that host local desktops to transfer the desktop data through a caching proxy server. You also must configure the client computers to use the proxy server's HTTP address for internet connections.

To allow transfers to pass through a proxy server, you add a registry key to the client computers. You can create a group policy in Active Directory to set this registry key on multiple computers in a domain.

1

Start the Windows Registry Editor on the local mode client system.

2

In the left pane, expand the registry path.

Processor

Description

64-bit

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, SOFTWARE, Wow6432Node, VMware Inc., VMware VDM

32-bit

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, SOFTWARE, VMware Inc., VMware VDM

3

Click Edit > New > String Value and type useProxyForTransfer in the new value entry.

4

Right-click the useProxyForTransfer entry, click Modify, type true, and click OK.

The entry is added to the registry.

5

Exit the Windows Registry Editor.

6

On the client computer, configure the Internet Explorer connection settings to use your caching proxy server.

a

Start Internet Explorer and click Tools > Internet Options.

b

Click the Connections tab and click LAN Settings.

c

Click Use a proxy server for your LAN and click Advanced.

d

Type the proxy addresses and port numbers for the HTTP, Secure, FTP, and Socks connections and click OK.