The View Agent component assists with session management, single sign-on, device redirection, and other features. You must install View Agent on all virtual machines, physical systems, and RDS hosts.

The following table lists the Windows operating system versions that are supported on virtual machines in a desktop pool.

Table 1. Operating Systems for Linked-Clone and Full-Clone Remote Desktops

Guest Operating System

Version

Edition

Service Pack

Windows 8.1

64-bit and 32-bit

Enterprise and Professional

None and Update

Windows 8

64-bit and 32-bit

Enterprise and Professional

None

Windows 7

64-bit and 32-bit

Enterprise and Professional

None and SP1

Windows Vista

32-bit

Business and Enterprise

SP2

Windows XP

32-bit

Professional

SP3

Windows Server 2008 R2

64-bit

Datacenter

SP1

Important:

The virtual machine version must support the guest operating system. For example, to install Windows 8.1, you must use a vSphere 5.1 or later virtual machine.

To use the View Persona Management setup option with View Agent, you must install View Agent on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP virtual machines. This option does not operate on physical computers or RDS hosts.

You can install the standalone version of View Persona Management on physical computers. See Supported Operating Systems for Standalone View Persona Management.

The following table lists the Windows operating systems versions that are supported for creating desktop pools and application pools on an RDS host.

Table 2. Operating Systems for RDS Hosts, Providing Remote Desktops or Applications

Guest Operating System

Edition

Service Pack

Windows Server 2008 R2

Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter

SP1

Windows Server 2012

Standard and Datacenter

None

Windows Server 2012 R2

Standard and Datacenter

None