Some features are supported on one type of client but not on another. For example, USB access is supported with Horizon Client for Windows but not with Horizon Client for Windows Store.

Table 1. Remote Desktop Features Supported on Windows Store Systems

Feature

Windows XP Desktop (View Agent 6.0.2 and earlier)

Windows Vista Desktop (View Agent 6.0.2 and earlier)

Windows 7 Desktop

Windows 8.x Desktop

Windows Server 2008 R2 Desktop

Windows Server 2012 R2 Desktop (View Agent 6.1 and later)

USB redirection

Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV)

Scanner redirection

Serial port redirection

RDP display protocol

PCoIP display protocol

Limited

Limited

X

X

X

X

Persona Management

Wyse MMR

Windows Media MMR

Location-based printing

Limited

Limited

X

X

X

X

Virtual printing

Smart cards

RSA SecurID or RADIUS

Limited

Limited

X

X

X

X

Single sign-on

Limited

Limited

X

X

X

X

Multiple monitors

Important:

View Agent 6.1 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 View Connection Server 6.1.

For descriptions of these features and their limitations, see the View Architecture 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 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, unlike the feature support matrixes for single-user virtual machine desktops.

Table 2. Features Supported for RDS Hosts with View Agent 6.0.x 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

Single sign-on

X

X

X

X

PCoIP display protocol

X

X

X

X

Location-based printing

View Agent 6.0.1 and later

View Agent 6.0.1 and later

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.

Limitations for Specific Features

Location-based printing is supported for Windows Server 2008 R2 desktops, RDS desktops (on virtual machine RDS hosts), and remote applications only in Horizon Client 3.1 and later and Horizon 6.0.1 with View and later servers.

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 View 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 View Agent" topic in the View 5.x or 6.x installation documentation.