When planning which features to make available to your end users, use the following information to determine which guest operating systems support the feature.

Table 1. Features Supported for Windows Virtual Desktops

Feature

Windows 7 Desktop

Windows 8.x Desktop

Windows 10 Desktop

Windows Server 2008 R2 Desktop

Windows Server 2012 R2 Desktop

Windows Server 2016 Desktop

RSA SecurID or RADIUS

X

X

X

X

X

X

Single sign-on

X

X

X

X

X

X

RDP display protocol

PCoIP display protocol

VMware Blast display protocol

X

X

X

X

X

X

USB redirection

Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV)

X

X

X

X

X

X

Wyse MMR

Windows Media MMR

Virtual printing

Location-based printing

X

X

X

X

X

X

Smart cards

Multiple monitors

X

X

X

X

X

X

For descriptions of these features and their limitations, see the Horizon 7 Architecture Planning document.

Features Supported for Published Desktops on RDS Hosts

RDS hosts are server computers that have Windows Remote Desktop Services and View Agent or Horizon Agent installed. Multiple users can have remote desktop sessions on an RDS host simultaneously. An RDS host can be either a physical machine or a virtual machine.

Note:

The following table contains rows only for the features that are available from RDS hosts if you use Horizon Client for Chrome. Additional features are available if you use an installed version of Horizon Client, such as Horizon Client for Windows.

Table 2. Features Supported for RDS Hosts with View Agent 6.1.1 or Later, or Horizon Agent 7.0 or Later, Installed

Feature

Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS Host

Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 RDS Host

Windows Server 2016

RSA SecurID or RADIUS

X

X

Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later

Single sign-on

X

X

Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later

VMware Blast display protocol

X

X

Horizon AgentHorizon Agent 7.0.2 and later

Location-based printing

X

(virtual machine only)

X

(virtual machine only)

Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later

(virtual machine only)

Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV)

Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later

Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later

Horizon Agent 7.0.3 and later

Multiple monitors

X

X

X

For information about which editions of each guest operating system are supported, see the Horizon 7 Installation document.