Some features are supported on one type of Horizon Client but not on another.
|Feature||Windows 10 Desktop||Windows 8.x Desktop||Windows 7 Desktop||Windows Vista Desktop||Windows XP Desktop||Windows Server 2008/2012 R2 Desktop|
|RSA SecurID or RADIUS||X||X||X||Limited||Limited||X|
|PCoIP display protocol||X||X||X||Limited||Limited||X|
|RDP display protocol||X||X||X||Limited||Limited||X|
|VMware Blast protocol||X||X||X||X|
|Client drive redirection||X||X||X||X|
|Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV)||X||X||X||Limited||Limited||X|
|Windows 7 MMR|
Windows 10 desktops require View Agent 6.2 or later or Horizon Agent 7.0 or later. Windows Server 2012 R2 desktops require View Agent 6.1 or later or Horizon Agent 7.0 or later.
For descriptions of these features, see the View Planning document.
Feature Support for Session-Based 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 desktop sessions on an RDS host simultaneously. An RDS host can be either a physical machine or a virtual machine.
|Feature||Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS Host on a Physical Machine||Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS Host on a Virtual Machine||Windows Server 2012 RDS Host on a Physical Machine||Windows Server 2012 RDS Host on a Virtual Machine|
|RSA SecurID or RADIUS||X||X||X||X|
|Smart card||View Agent 6.1 and later||View Agent 6.1 and later||View Agent 6.1 and later||View Agent 6.1 and later|
|PCoIP display protocol||X||X||X||X|
|VMware Blast display protocol||Horizon Agent 7.0 and later||Horizon Agent 7.0 and later||Horizon Agent 7.0 and later||Horizon Agent 7.0 and later|
|HTML Access||View Agent 6.0.2 and later||View Agent 6.0.2 and later|
|USB redirection (USB storage devices only)||View Agent 6.1 and later||View Agent 6.1 and later|
|Client drive redirection||View Agent 6.1.1 and later||View Agent 6.1.1 and later||View Agent 6.1.1 and later||View Agent 6.1.1 and later|
|Virtual printing (for desktop clients)||View Agent 6.0.1 and later||View Agent 6.0.1 and later|
|Location-based printing||View Agent 6.0.1 and later||View Agent 6.0.1 and later|
|Multiple monitors (for desktop clients)||X||X||X||X|
|Unity Touch (for mobile clients)||X||X||X||X|
For information about which editions of each guest operating system are supported, or which service packs, see the "Supported Operating Systems for View Agent" topic in the View 5.x or 6.x installation documentation. See the "Supported Operating Systems for Horizon Agent" topic in the Horizon 7 installation documentation.
Limitations for Specific Features
Specific features that are supported on Windows desktops for Mac OS X Horizon Client have certain restrictions.
|RDP connection with a Windows 8.1 or later desktop||See the VMware KB article at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2059786.|
|Real-Time Audio-Video||See System Requirements for Real-Time Audio-Video.|
|Virtual printing and location-based printing for Windows Server 2008 R2 desktops, RDS desktops (on virtual machine RDS hosts), and remote applications||Horizon Client 3.1 and later and Horizon 6.0.1 with View and later servers.|
|Smart cards||For single-user virtual machine desktops, Horizon Client 3.2 or later.
For session-based desktops on RDS hosts, Horizon Client 3.4 and later and View Agent 6.1 and later.
|Client drive redirection||Horizon Client 3.4 and later and View Agent 6.1.1 and later or Horizon Agent 7.0 and later.
Note: Client drive redirection is a Tech Preview feature in Horizon Client 3.4. It is a fully supported feature in Horizon Client 3.5 and later.
You can use remote applications only if you are connected to Connection Server 6.0 or later. For information about which operating systems are supported for the RDS (Remote Desktop Sessions) host, which provides remote applications and session-based desktops, see "Supported Operating Systems for Horizon Agent" topic in the View 5.x or 6.x installation documentation. See the "Supported Operating Systems for Horizon Agent" topic in the Horizon 7 installation documentation.
Feature Support for Linux Desktops
Some Linux guest operating systems are supported if you have View Agent 6.1.1 or later and Horizon Client 3.4 and later. For a list of supported Linux operating systems and information about supported features, see Setting Up Horizon 6 for Linux Desktops, which is part of the Horizon 6, version 6.1 and later documentation.