Some features are supported on one type of Horizon Client but not on another.

Table 1. Features Supported on Windows Desktops for Mac OS X Clients
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
Single sign-on 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
USB redirection X X X Limited Limited X
Client drive redirection X X X X
Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV) X X X Limited Limited X
Wyse MMR
Windows 7 MMR
Virtual printing X X X Limited Limited X
Location-based printing X X X Limited Limited X
Smart cards X X Limited Limited X
Multiple monitors X X X Limited Limited X

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.

Important: View Agent 6.1 and later and Horizon Agent 7.0 and later releases do not support Windows XP and Windows Vista desktops. View Agent 6.0.2 is the last View release that supports these guest operating systems. Customers who have an extended support agreement with Microsoft for Windows XP and Vista, and an extended support agreement with VMware for these guest operating systems, can deploy the View Agent 6.0.2 version of their Windows XP and Vista desktops with Connection Server 6.1.

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.

Note: The following table contains rows only for the features that are supported. Where the text specifies a minimum version of View Agent, the text "and later" is meant to include Horizon Agent 7.0 and later.
Table 2. Features Supported for RDS Hosts with View Agent 6.0.x or Later, or Horizon Agent 7.0 or Later, Installed
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
Single sign-on X X X X
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
Note: The smart card, USB redirection, and client drive redirection features also require Horizon Client 3.4 or later. Client drive redirection is a Tech Preview feature in Horizon Client 3.4.

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.

Table 3. Requirements for Specific Features
Feature Requirements
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.
Note: You can also use Horizon Client to securely access remote Windows-based applications, in addition to remote desktops. Selecting an application in Horizon Client opens a window for that application on the local client device, and the application looks and behaves as if it were locally installed.

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.