During the Horizon Client installation process, you are prompted to confirm the installation of optional components. The default is to install all components.
For instructions on how to download and start the Horizon Client for Linux installer, see Install or Upgrade Horizon Client for Linux from VMware Product Downloads. For instructions on how to install Horizon Client for Linux silently using command-line parameters and environment variable settings, see Command-Line Installation Parameters for the Linux Client.
The following table provides a brief summary of each optional component.
|Client Drive Redirection||Lets users share folders and drives on the client computer with remote desktops and applications. Drives can include mounted drives and USB storage devices.
The component files are installed in /usr/lib/vmware/view/vdpService/.
|HTML5 Multimedia Redirection (HTML5MMR)||Redirects HTML5 multimedia content from a Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser on the desktop to the client machine, where the stream is processed.|
|Media Optimization for Microsoft Teams||Redirects Microsoft Teams audio calls, video calls, and desktop share views to process on the client machine instead of in the virtual desktop.|
|Multimedia Redirection (MMR)||Redirects multimedia stream from the desktop to the client machine, where the stream is processed.
The component file is installed in /usr/lib/vmware/view/vdpService/.
|Real-Time Audio-Video||Redirects webcam and audio devices that are connected to the client system so that they can be used on the remote desktop.
The component file is installed in /usr/lib/pcoip/vchan_plugins/.
|Scanner Redirection||Lets users scan data into remote desktops with SANE-compliant scanners connected to their local client system. Users do not have to install additional drivers on their remote desktops.
If you allow the Horizon Client installer to register and start the installed services after the installation completes successfully, the scanner redirection daemon runs automatically. Otherwise, you can start the scanner redirection daemon manually by running the following command.
# sudo /etc/init.d/ftscanhv start
Scanner redirection requires remote desktops to have Horizon Agent 7.8 or later, installed with the Scanner Redirection setup option, on the parent or template virtual machines or RDS hosts. In addition, this feature requires the PCoIP or VMware Blast display protocol.
After the installation, you can configure group policy settings for this feature by following the instructions in "Configure Scanner Redirection" in the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon document.
|Seamless Window||With this feature, users can interact with an application that is running on a remote desktop as if it was a locally running application.|
|Serial Port Redirection|| Lets end users redirect locally connected serial ports, such as built-in RS-232 ports (/dev/ttySxx) or USB-to-Serial adapters (/dev/ttyUSBxx), to their remote desktops. If you allow the Horizon Client installer to register and start the installed services after the installation completes successfully, the serial port daemon runs automatically. Otherwise, you can start the serial port daemon manually by running the following command.
# sudo /etc/init.d/ftsprhv start
To make a USB-to-Serial adapter device available for serial port redirection, deselect Connect USB Device > Automatically Connect at Startup & Automatically Connect when inserted and ensure that the USB-to-Serial adapter device is not selected under the Connect USB Device menu.
|Smart Card Redirection||Lets users authenticate into remote desktops with smart cards attached to their client systems when they use the VMware Blast or PCoIP display protocol. Although this option is selected in the client installer by default, this option is not selected by default when you run the Horizon Agent installer in the remote desktop.
Smart card redirection is supported on remote desktops that are deployed on single-user machines and RDS hosts.
The component files are installed in /usr/lib/pcoip/vchan_plugins/.
|USB Redirection||Gives users access to locally connected USB devices on their desktops and applications.
USB redirection is supported on remote desktops and applications that are deployed on single-user machines.
The component files are installed in /usr/lib/vmware/view/usb/. If you allow the installer to register and start installed services after the installation completes, the USB arbitrator daemon, vmware-USBArbitrator, runs automatically. Otherwise, you can start the daemon manually by running the following command:
# sudo /etc/init.d/vmware-USBArbitrator start
Note: You can use group policy settings to disable USB redirection for specific users. For more information, see the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon document.
|VMware Horizon Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business||Lets users run Skype for Business inside a virtual desktop without negatively affecting the virtual infrastructure and overloading the network. All media processing takes place on the Linux client system, instead of in the virtual desktop, during Skype audio and video calls.
The component file is installed in /usr/lib/vmware/mediaprovider.
|VMware Integrated Printing||Lets users print to local or network printers from a Windows remote desktop without having to install additional printer drivers in the remote desktop. In addition to installing this option on the client system, you must enable the VMware Integrated Printing option in the Horizon Agent installer and set policies that control VMware Integrated Printing behavior.
For information about installing Horizon Agent, see the Setting Up Virtual Desktops in Horizon or Setting Up Published Desktops and Applications in Horizon document. For information about configuring policies, see the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon document.