You can deliver one or multiple published applications to end users without creating a farm of RDS hosts by creating a pool of virtual machine desktops to host the applications and then expose end users to only the published applications.

This approach benefits the following applications types:

  • Applications that are only tested and certified on Windows 10.
  • Applications that require .NET framework version compatibility.
  • Applications that require special device support, where drivers may not run or be supported on RDS Hosts.
  • Applications that require an install license and usage reporting by independent software vendors.

For more information, see the technical marketing white paper "Best Practices for Published Applications and Desktops in VMware Horizon and VMware Horizon Apps" available at