Horizon Client 5.1 for Windows 10 UWP | 2 July 2019

These release notes include the following topics:

Key Features

VMware Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP makes it easy to access your remote desktops and published applications for the best possible user experience on the Local Area Network (LAN) or across a Wide Area Network (WAN).

  • Work the way you want to - Use your Windows 10 tablet or smartphone to work on a remote desktop or published application from any location. Support for the VMware Blast display protocol means that your remote desktops and published applications are fast and responsive, regardless of where you are.
  • Simple connectivity - Horizon Client is tightly integrated with Horizon 6 and Horizon 7 for simple setup and connectivity.
  • Multitasking - Switch between Horizon Client and other apps without losing a remote desktop or published application connection.
  • Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile support - Use a Microsoft Display dock to connect your Windows 10 smartphone to an external display and mouse and use Horizon Client just as you would use it on a desktop PC.
  • Secure from any location - At your desk or away from the office, your data is always secure. Access your remote desktop or published application over Wi-Fi or 3G. Your remote desktop or published application is delivered securely to you wherever you are. Enhanced certificate checking is performed on the client device. Horizon Client supports RSA SecurID and RADIUS authentication.

What's New in This Release

  • Domain security changes
    When users log in to a Horizon 7 version 7.8 or later server from Horizon Client 5.1 for Windows 10 UWP, they might need to enter a domain in the User name text box, for example, domain\username or username@domain.com. Depending on the server configuration, the Domain drop-down menu might be hidden, or it might contain *DefaultDomain*. See Preparing Connection Server for Horizon Client.


The user interface and documentation for Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP are available in English, Japanese, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Spanish.

Before You Begin

Known Issues

  • You must use two fingers to scroll a browser or document in a Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2016 remote desktop when the Local Zoom feature is enabled in Horizon Client settings.

    Workaround: None.

  • You cannot type Polish-accented characters by pressing the right Alt key (AltGr key) in Continuum mode. Pressing the right Alt key in Continuum mode is recognized as pressing the left Alt key and activates the menu.

    Workaround: Use this key combination for AltGr+<key>:

    1. Press and hold AltGr.
    2. Press and release Ctrl.    
    3. Press and release <key>.
    4. Release AltGr.
  • Long-pressing the Ctrl and Shift keys and then selecting multiple files does not work.

    Workaround: None.

  • When the Session Types setting for a Windows 10 remote desktop pool is set to Desktop and Application, if a user first starts a Windows 10 published application session in the pool, and next starts a Windows 10 remote desktop session in that pool, the remote desktop session fails to start.

    Workaround: None

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