The operation of remote desktops and published applications depends on several Windows services.

Table 1. Horizon Agent Services
Service Name Startup Type Description
VMware Blast Automatic Provides services for HTML Access and for using the VMware Blast display protocol for connecting with native clients.
VMware Horizon View Agent Automatic Provides services for Horizon Agent.
VMware Horizon View Script Host Disabled Supports the running of start session scripts, if any, that configure desktop security policies before a desktop session begins. Policies are based on the client device and the user's location.
VMware Netlink Supervisor Service Automatic Supports the scanner redirection and the serial port redirection features by providing monitoring services for transferring information between kernel and user space processes.
VMware Scanner Redirection Agent Automatic Provides services for the scanner redirection feature.
VMware Serial Com Redirection Agent Service Automatic Provides services for the serial port redirection feature.
VMware Snapshot Provider Manual Provides services for virtual machine snapshots, which are used for cloning.
VMware Tools Automatic Supports the synchronization of objects between the host and guest operating systems, which enhances the performance of virtual machine guest operating systems and improves the management of virtual machines.