Some features are supported on one type of Horizon Client but not on another.

Table 1. Features Supported on Windows Desktops for iOS Horizon Clients
Feature Windows 10 Desktop Windows 8.x Desktop Windows 7 Desktop Windows Vista Desktop Windows XP Desktop Windows Server 2008/2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016 Desktop
RSA SecurID or RADIUS X X X Limited Limited X
Single sign-on X X X Limited Limited X
RDP display protocol
PCoIP display protocol X X X Limited Limited X
VMware Blast display protocol X X X X
USB access
Real-Time Audio-Video (audio-in only) X X X X
Wyse MMR
Windows 7 MMR
Virtual printing
Location-based printing X X X Limited Limited X
Smart cards X X X Limited Limited X
Multiple monitors

Windows 10 desktops require View Agent 6.2 or later or Horizon Agent 7.0 or later. Windows Server 2012 R2 desktops require View Agent 6.1 or later or Horizon Agent 7.0 or later. Windows Server 2016 desktops require Horizon Agent 7.0.2 or later.

Important: View Agent 6.1 and later and Horizon Agent 7.0 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 Connection Server 6.1.

For descriptions of these features, see the View Planning document.

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 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 with View Agent 6.0.x or Later, or Horizon Agent 7.0.x or Later, Installed
Feature Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS Host Windows Server 2012 RDS Host Windows Server 2016 RDS Host
RSA SecurID or RADIUS X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later
Smart card View Agent 6.1 and later View Agent 6.1 and later Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later
Single sign-on X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later
RDP display protocol (for desktop clients) X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later
PCoIP display protocol X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 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
HTML Access View Agent 6.0.2 and later (virtual machine only) View Agent 6.0.2 and later (virtual machine only) Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later
Virtual printing (for desktop clients) View Agent 6.0.1 and later (virtual machine only) View Agent 6.0.1 and later (virtual machine only) Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later (virtual machine only)
Location-based printing View Agent 6.0.1 and later (virtual machine only) View Agent 6.0.1 and later (virtual machine only) Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later (virtual machine only)
Multiple monitors (for desktop clients) X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 and later
Unity Touch (for mobile and Chrome OS clients) X X Horizon Agent 7.0.2 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

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

Limitations for Specific Features

Specific features that are supported on Windows desktops for Horizon Client for iOS have certain restrictions.

Table 3. Requirements for Specific Features
Feature Requirements
Left Handed Mode This feature is iOS specific. If your remote desktop is configured so that the primary and secondary mouse buttons are switched, use the Left Handed Mode feature. See Configure Horizon Client to Support Reversed Mouse Buttons.
Location-based printing for Windows Server 2008 R2 desktops, RDS desktops (on virtual machine RDS hosts), and remote applications Horizon 6.0.1 with View and later servers.
Smart cards for RDS desktops View Agent 6.1 and later.
Real-Time Audio-Video (audio-in only) See System Requirements for Real-Time Audio-Video

Feature Support for Linux Desktops

Some Linux guest operating systems are supported if you have View Agent 6.1.1 or later or Horizon Agent 7.0 or later. For a list of supported Linux operating systems and information about supported features, see the Setting Up Horizon 6 for Linux Desktops or Setting Up Horizon 7 for Linux Desktops document.