End users can scan information into their remote desktops and published applications with scanners that are connected to their local client systems. To use this feature, the remote desktops, applications, and client computers must meet certain system requirements.

Remote desktops

Remote desktops must have View Agent 6.0.2 or later, or Horizon Agent 7.0 or later, installed with the Scanner Redirection setup option, on the parent or template virtual machines or RDS hosts. On Windows desktop and Windows Server guest operating systems, the Horizon Agent Scanner Redirection setup option is deselected by default.

For information about which guest operating systems are supported for virtual desktops and RDS hosts, and for information about configuring scanner redirection in remote desktops and published applications, see "Configure Scanner Redirection" in the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon 7 document.

Horizon Client computer or client access device

  • Scanner redirection is supported on Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10.

  • The scanner device drivers must be installed, and the scanner must be operable, on the client computer. You do not need to install the scanner device drivers on the remote desktop operating system where the agent is installed.

Scanning device standard


Display protocols

  • PCoIP

  • VMware Blast (requires Horizon Agent 7.0 or later)

Scanner redirection is not supported in RDP desktop sessions.