The operation of Horizon Client depends on several Windows services.

Table 1. Horizon Client Services

Service Name

Startup Type

Description

VMware Horizon Client

Automatic

Provides Horizon Client services.

VMware Netlink Supervisor Service

Automatic

To support the scanner redirection feature and the serial port redirection feature, provides monitoring services for transferring information between kernel and user space processes.

VMware Scanner Redirection Client Service

Automatic

(Horizon Client 3.2 and later) Provides services for the scanner redirection feature.

VMware Serial Com Client Service

Automatic

(Horizon Client 3.4 and later) Provides services for the serial port redirection feature.

VMware USB Arbitration Service

Automatic

Enumerates the various USB devices connected to the client and determines which devices to connect to the client and which to connect to the remote desktop.

VMware View USB

Automatic

(Horizon Client 4.3 and earlier) Provides services for the USB redirection feature.

Note:

In Horizon Client 4.4 and later, this service is removed and the USBD service is moved to the vmware-remotemks.exe process.