Certain guest operating systems and remote desktop features require specific Horizon Agent versions. Use this information when planning which features to make available to your end users.
Supported Windows Virtual Desktops
Windows virtual desktops are single-session virtual machines.
This version of Horizon Client works with Windows virtual desktops that have Horizon Agent 7.5 or later installed. Supported guest operating systems include Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2019, with the following limitations:
- Windows Server 2019 virtual desktops require Horizon Agent 7.7 or later.
- Windows 7 and Windows 8.x virtual desktops are not supported with Horizon Agent 2006 and later.
Supported Published Desktops on RDS Hosts
RDS hosts are server computers that have Windows Remote Desktop Services and Horizon Agent installed. Multiple users can have published desktop sessions on an RDS host simultaneously. An RDS host can be either a physical machine or a virtual machine.
This version of Horizon Client works with RDS hosts that have Horizon Agent 7.5 or later installed. Supported guest operating systems include Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2019, with the following limitations:
- Windows Server 2019 RDS hosts require Horizon Agent 7.7 or later.
- Window Server 2012 RDS hosts are not supported with Horizon Agent 2006 and later.
Requirements for Specific Remote Desktop Features
Most remote desktop features work with Horizon Agent 7.5, but some features require later Horizon Agent versions.
|Dragging text and images||Horizon Agent 7.9 or later|
|Dragging files and folders||Horizon Agent 7.7 or later|
|Geolocation Redirection||Horizon Agent 7.6 or later|
|Browser Redirection||Horizon Agent 7.10 or later|
|VMware Integrated Printing and location-based printing||Horizon Agent 7.7 or later|
This version of Horizon Client for Windows does not support the following remote desktop features, which are supported in Horizon Agent 7.x releases:
- Virtual Printing (also known as ThinPrint)
- Flash URL Redirection
- Flash Redirection
Supported Linux Desktops
For a list of supported Linux guest operating systems and information about supported features, see the Linux Desktops and Applications in Horizon document.