When planning which display protocols and features to make available to your end users, use the following information to determine which guest operating systems support the feature.

Table 1. Features Supported for Windows Virtual Desktops
Feature Windows 7 Desktop Windows 8.x Desktop Windows 10 Desktop Windows Server 2008/2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2019 Desktop
USB redirection X X X X
Client drive redirection X X X X
Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV) X X X X
Scanner redirection X X X X
Serial port redirection X X X X
VMware Blast display protocol X X X X
RDP display protocol X X X X
PCoIP display protocol X X X X
Persona Management X X
Windows Media MMR X X X
Location-based printing X X X X
Virtual Printing X X X X
VMware Integrated Printing X X X X
Smart cards X X X X
RSA SecurID or RADIUS X X X X
Single sign-on X X X X
Multiple monitors X X X X

Windows Server 2016 remote desktops require Horizon Agent 7.0.2 or later. Windows Server 2019 remote desktops require Horizon Agent 7.7 or later.

Feature Support for Published Desktops on RDS Hosts

RDS hosts are server computers that have Windows Remote Desktop Services and View Agent or Horizon Agent installed. Multiple users can have remote 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. Where the text specifies a minimum version of View Agent, the text "and later" is meant to include Horizon Agent 7.0.x and later.
Table 2. Features Supported for RDS Hosts
Feature Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS Host Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS Host Windows Server 2016 RDS Host Windows Server 2019 RDS Host
RSA SecurID or RADIUS X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
Smart card X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
Single sign-on X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
RDP display protocol X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
PCoIP display protocol X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
VMware Blast display protocol Horizon Agent 7.0 and later Horizon Agent 7.0 and later Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
HTML Access X

(virtual machine only)

X

(virtual machine only)

Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
Windows Media MMR X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
USB redirection X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
Client drive redirection X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
Virtual Printing View Agent 6.2.x through Horizon Agent 7.6 (virtual machine only)

Horizon Agent 7.7 and later (virtual machine and physical machine)

View Agent 6.2.x through Horizon Agent 7.6 (virtual machine only)

Horizon Agent 7.7 and later (virtual machine and physical machine)

Horizon Agent 7.0.2 through Horizon Agent 7.6 (virtual machine only)

Horizon Agent 7.7 and later (virtual machine and physical machine)

Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
VMware Integrated Printing Horizon Agent 7.7 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
Scanner redirection X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
Location-based printing View Agent 6.2.x through Horizon Agent 7.6 (virtual machine only)

Horizon Agent 7.7 and later (virtual machine and physical machine)

View Agent 6.2.x through Horizon Agent 7.6 (virtual machine only)

Horizon Agent 7.7 and later (virtual machine and physical machine)

Horizon Agent 7.0.2 through Horizon Agent 7.6 (virtual machine only)

Horizon Agent 7.7 and later (virtual machine and physical machine)

Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
Multiple monitors X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later
Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV) Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later Horizon Agent 7.0.3 and later Horizon Agent 7.7 and later

For information about which editions of each guest operating system are supported, see the Horizon 7 Installation document.

Limitations for Specific Features

Features that are supported on Windows-based clients have the following restrictions.

Table 3. Requirements for Specific Features
Feature Requirements
Windows Media MMR

If you use the VMware Blast display protocol, you must have Horizon Agent 7.0 or later.

Serial port redirection

If you use the VMware Blast display protocol, you must have Horizon Agent 7.0 or later.

Virtual Printing (including location-based printing) for published desktops and published applications

For Windows Server 2016 RDS hosts, requires Horizon Agent 7.0.2 or later.

For Windows Server 2019 RDS hosts, requires Horizon Agent 7.7 or later.

With Horizon Agent 7.7 and later, both virtual machine and physical machine RDS hosts are supported. With Horizon Agent 7.6 and earlier, only virtual machine RDS hosts are supported.

If you use the VMware Blast display protocol, you must have Horizon Agent 7.0 or later.

VMware Integrated Printing Requires Horizon Agent 7.7 or later.
Scanner redirection

If you use the VMware Blast display protocol, you must have Horizon Agent 7.0 or later.

Client drive redirection

If you use the VMware Blast display protocol, you must have Horizon Agent 7.0 or later.

Real-Time Audio-Video To use multiple webcams and microphones in a virtual desktop, Horizon Agent 7.10 or later must be installed.

For descriptions of these features and their limitations, see the Horizon 7 Architecture Planning document.

Feature Support for Linux Desktops

Some Linux guest operating systems are supported. For a list of supported Linux operating systems and information about supported features, see the Setting Up Virtual Desktops in Horizon 7 document.