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

The types and editions of the supported guest operating system depend on the Windows version. For updates to the list of supported Windows 10 operating systems, see the VMware Knowledge Base (KB) article For Windows operating systems other than Windows 10, see the VMware Knowledge Base (KB) article

To see a list of specific remote experience features supported on Windows operating systems where Horizon Agent is installed, see the VMware Knowledge Base (KB) article

To use the Horizon Persona Management setup option with Horizon Agent, you must install Horizon Agent on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2016 virtual machines. This option does not operate on physical computers or RDS hosts.

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

Note: To use the VMware Blast display protocol, you must install Horizon Agent on a single-session virtual machine or on an RDS host. The RDS host can be a physical machine or a virtual machine. The VMware Blast display protocol does not operate on a single-user physical computer, except for the enterprise edition of Windows 10 RS4 and later builds.

For enhanced security, VMware recommends configuring cipher suites to remove known vulnerabilities. For instructions on how to set up a domain policy on cipher suites for Windows machines that run View Composer or Horizon Agent, see Disable Weak Ciphers in SSL/TLS.