With multimedia redirection (MMR), the multimedia stream is processed, that is, decoded, on the client system. The client system plays the media content, thereby reducing the load on the ESXi host.

Remote desktops

  • Single-user desktops must have View Agent 6.0.2 or later, or Horizon Agent 7.0 or later, installed.

  • Session-based desktops must have View Agent 6.1.1 or later, or Horizon Agent 7.0 or later, installed on the RDS host.

  • For information about operating system requirements and other software requirements and configuration settings for the remote desktop or application, see the topics about Windows Media Multimedia Redirection in Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon 7.

Horizon Client computer or client access device

32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.x, or Windows 10.

Supported media formats

Media formats that are supported on Windows Media Player are supported. For example: M4V; MOV; MP4; WMP; MPEG-4 Part 2; WMV 7, 8, and 9; WMA; AVI; ACE; MP3; WAV.


DRM-protected content is not redirected through Windows Media MMR.