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.

Note: More features are available if end users use a natively installed Horizon Client application, such as Horizon Client for Windows.

Supported Windows Virtual Desktops

Windows virtual desktops are single-session virtual machines.

This version of client software works with Windows virtual desktops that have Horizon Agent 7.13 or later installed. Supported guest operating systems include Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server 2022 with the following limitations:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows Server 2008 R2 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 client software works with RDS hosts that have Horizon Agent 7.13 or later installed. Supported guest operating systems include Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server 2022, with the following limitations:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS hosts are not supported with Horizon Agent 2006 and later.

Supported Linux Desktops

For a list of supported Linux guest operating systems and information about supported features, see the Desktops and Applications in Horizon 8 document.