When planning which display protocols and features to make available to your end users, use the following information to determine which guest operating systems support the feature.

Table 1. Features Supported for Windows Virtual Desktops
Feature Windows 10 Desktop Windows 8.x Desktop Windows 7 Desktop Windows Server 2008/2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2019 Desktop
USB redirection
Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV) X X X X
Serial port redirection
VMware Blast display protocol X X X X
RDP display protocol
PCoIP display protocol X X X X
Persona Management
Windows Media MMR
Location-based printing X X X X
Virtual printing
VMware Virtual Print Redirection
Smart cards
RSA SecurID or RADIUS X X X X
Single sign-on X X X X
Multiple monitors

Windows Server 2016 remote desktops require Horizon Agent 7.0.2 or later. Windows Server 2019 remote desktops require Horizon Agent 7.7 or later.

For descriptions of these features and their limitations, see the Horizon 7 Architecture Planning document.

Feature Support for Published Desktops on RDS Hosts

RDS hosts are server computers that have Windows Remote Desktop Services and Horizon Agent installed. Multiple users can have remote desktop sessions on an RDS host simultaneously. An RDS host can be either a physical machine or a virtual machine.

The following table contains rows only for the features that are supported. Certain features are supported on virtual machine RDS hosts and not on physical machine RDS hosts.

Table 2. Features Supported for RDS Hosts
Feature Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS Host Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS Host Windows Server 2016 RDS Host Windows Server 2019 RDS host
RSA SecurID or RADIUS X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
Single sign-on X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
VMware Blast display protocol Horizon Agent 7.0 and later Horizon Agent 7.0 and later Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
PCoIP display protocol X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
Location-based printing View Agent 6.2.x through Horizon Agent 7.6 (virtual machine only)

Horizon Agent 7.7 and later (virtual machine and physical machine)

View Agent 6.2.x through Horizon Agent 7.6 (virtual machine only)

Horizon Agent 7.7 and later (virtual machine and physical machine)

Horizon Agent 7.0.2 through 7.6 (virtual machine only)

Horizon Agent 7.7 and later (virtual machine and physical machine)

Horizon Agent 7.7 and later

For information about which editions of each guest operating system are supported, see "Supported Operating Systems for Horizon Agent" in the Horizon 7 Installation document.