With the Session Collaboration feature, users can invite other users to join an existing Windows or Linux remote desktop session.

System Requirements for Session Collaboration

To support the Session Collaboration feature, your VMware Horizon deployment must meet certain requirements.

Component Requirements
Client system Session owners and collaborators must have Horizon Client for Windows, Mac, or Linux installed on the client system, or must use HTML Access.
Windows remote desktops Horizon Agent must be installed in the virtual desktop, or on the RDS host for published applications. The Session Collaboration feature must be enabled at the desktop pool or farm level. For information about enabling the Session Collaboration feature for desktop pools, see the Setting Up Virtual Desktops in Horizon document. For information about enabling the Session Collaboration feature for a farm, see the Setting Up Published Desktops and Applications in Horizon document.
Linux remote desktops For Linux remote desktop requirements, see the Setting Up Linux Desktops in Horizon document.
Connection Server The Connection Server instance uses an Enterprise license.
Display protocol VMware Blast

For information about how to use the Session Collaboration feature, see the Horizon Client documentation.

Configuring Session Collaboration Group Policy Settings

Use the Collaboration group policy settings in the VMware View Agent Configuration ADMX template file (vdm_agent.admx) to configure session collaboration. See VMware View Agent Configuration ADMX Template Settings.

Session Collaboration Feature Limitations

Users cannot use the following remote desktop features in a collaborative session.

  • USB redirection
  • Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV)
  • Multimedia redirection
  • Client drive redirection
  • Smart card redirection
  • Microsoft Lync redirection
  • File redirection and Keep in Dock functionality
  • Clipboard redirection

Users cannot change the remote desktop resolution in a collaborative session.

Users cannot have multiple collaboration sessions on the same client machine.