During the Horizon Client installation process, you are prompted to confirm whether to install various components. The default is to install all components.
The following table provides a brief summary of each optional component.
|USB Redirection||Gives users access to locally connected USB devices on their desktops.
USB redirection is supported on remote desktops that are deployed on single-user machines.
The component files are installed in /usr/lib/vmware/view/usb/. The services vmware-usbarbitrator and vmware-view-usbd run automatically if you allow the installer to register and start installed services after the installation. Otherwise, you can start the two services manually by running vmware-usbarbitrator and vmware-view-usbd under /usr/lib/vmware/view/usb/.
Note: You can use group policy settings to disable USB redirection for specific users.
|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/.
|Virtual Printing||Lets users print to any printer available on their client computers. Users do not have to install additional drivers on their remote desktops.
The component files are installed in /usr/lib/vmware/view/virtualPrinting/. After you install the client, you do not need to manually configure this feature if you allow the installer to register and start installed services after the installation. Otherwise, you can configure and enable this feature by following the instructions in Enable the Virtual Printing Feature on a Linux Client.
In Horizon 6.0.2 and later, virtual printing is supported on the following remote desktops and applications:
|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/.
|Smart Card||Lets users authenticate with smart cards 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 View Agent installer in the remote desktop.
Smart card is supported on remote desktops that are deployed on single-user machines and RDS hosts. For smart card support on RDS hosts, you must have View Agent 6.1.1 or later.
The component files are installed in /usr/lib/pcoip/vchan_plugins/.
|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/.