When planning which display protocol and features to make available to your end users, use the following information to determine which agent (remote desktop and application) operating systems support the feature.

The types and editions of the supported guest operating system depend on the Windows version.

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

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

Table 3. Features Supported on Windows Operating Systems Where View Agent Is Installed

Feature

Windows XP Desktop

Windows Vista Desktop

Windows 7 Desktop

Windows 8.x Desktop

Windows Server 2008 R2 Desktop

Microsoft RDS Host

USB access

X

X

X

X

X

Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV)

X

X

X

X

X

RDP display protocol

X

X

X

X

X

Session-based desktops only

PCoIP display protocol

X

X

X

X

X

Hosted applications and session-based desktops

Persona Management

X

X

X

X

X

Wyse MMR

X

X

Windows 7 MMR

X

Location-based printing

X

X

X

X

Virtual printing

X

X

X

X

Smart cards

X

X

X

X

X

RSA SecurID or RADIUS

X

X

X

X

X

X

Single sign-on

X

X

X

X

X

X

Multiple monitors

X

X

X

X

X

X

Note:

For information about which features are supported on the various types of client devices, see the Horizon Client documentation at https://www.vmware.com/support/viewclients/doc/viewclients_pubs.html.

In addition, several VMware partners offer thin client devices for View deployments. The features that are available for each thin client device are determined by the vendor and model and the configuration that an enterprise chooses to use. For information about the vendors and models for thin client devices, see the Thin Client Compatibility Guide, available on the VMware Web site.