If a Horizon administrator has configured the Real-Time Audio-Video feature, you can use a webcam that is built in or connected to the client computer in a remote desktop or published application. You can use the webcam in conferencing applications such as Skype, Webex, or Google Hangouts.

During the setup of an application such as Skype, Webex, or Google Hangouts on a remote desktop, you can select input and output devices from menus in the application.

For remote desktops and published applications, a redirected webcam is named VMware Virtual Webcam in the application.

For many applications, you do not need to select an input device.

When the client computer uses the webcam, the remote session cannot use it at the same time. Also, when the remote session uses the webcam, the client computer cannot use it at the same time.

Important: If end users use USB webcams, do not configure the client to forward devices through USB redirection automatically. If the webcam connects through USB redirection, the performance is not usable for video chat.

If more than one webcam is connected to the local client computer, you can configure a preferred webcam to use in remote sessions.