End users can scan information into remote desktops with scanners that are connected to their local client systems. They can control scanner settings by selecting options in the remote desktop interface. To use this feature, the remote desktops and client computers must meet certain system requirements.
Remote desktops

Remote desktops must have Horizon Agent 7.8 or later, installed with the Scanner Redirection setup option selected, on the parent or template virtual machines or RDS hosts. On Windows desktop and Windows Server guest operating systems, the Horizon Agent Scanner Redirection setup option is deselected by default.

For information about which guest operating systems are supported for virtual desktops and RDS hosts, see "System Requirements for Scanner Redirection" in the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon document.

Horizon Client computer or client access device
The client computer must be connected to a scanner compatible with the SANE scanner interface standard. The SANE scanner device drivers must be installed, and the scanner must be operable, on the client computer. You do not need to install the scanner device drivers on the remote desktop operating system where the agent is installed.
Scanning device standard
Display protocols
  • PCoIP
  • VMware Blast

Scanner redirection is not supported in RDP desktop sessions.