You can install Horizon Client on many Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows 8.1 Pro devices.

The device on which you install Horizon Client, and the peripherals it uses, must meet certain system requirements.

Operating systems

Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 8.1 Pro


Although you can install Horizon Client for Windows Store on devices with Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro operating systems, VMware recommends that you install Horizon Client for Windows (rather than Windows Store) on these devices. Horizon Client for Windows is also touch-enabled and offers additional features such as USB redirection and smart card redirection. Horizon Client for Windows Store is recommended for Windows RT 8.1 devices.

External keyboards

(Optional) For information about the Bluetooth and physically connected keyboards that your specific device supports, see the documentation from the device manufacturer.

View Connection Server, Security Server, and View Agent

Latest maintenance release of View 5.3.x and later releases

VMware recommends that you use a security server so that your device will not require a VPN connection.

Remote applications are available only on Horizon 6.0.x with View servers.

Display protocol for remote desktops