When planning which display protocol and features to make available to your end users, use the following information to determine which agent (remote desktop and application) operating systems support the feature.

The types and editions of the supported guest operating system depend on the Windows version.

Operating Systems for Linked-Clone and Full-Clone Remote Desktops

Guest Operating System

Version

Edition

Service Pack

Windows 10

64-bit and 32-bit

Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB)

Version 1607

Windows 10

64-bit and 32-bit

Current Business Branch (CBB)

Version 1511

Windows 10

64-bit and 32-bit

Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB)

Version 1507 (RTM)

Windows 8.1

64-bit and 32-bit

Enterprise and Professional

Latest update

Windows 8

64-bit and 32-bit

Enterprise and Professional

None

Windows 7

64-bit and 32-bit

Enterprise and Professional

SP1

Windows Server 2012 R2

64-bit

Datacenter

Latest update

Windows Server 2008 R2

64-bit

Datacenter

SP1

Windows Server 2016

64-bit

Standard and Datacenter

None

Operating Systems for RDS Hosts, Providing Remote Desktops or Applications

Guest Operating System

Edition

Service Pack

Windows Server 2008 R2

Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter

SP1

Windows Server 2012

Standard and Datacenter

None

Windows Server 2012 R2

Standard and Datacenter

Latest update

Windows Server 2016

Standard and Datacenter

None

Operating Systems for Instant-Clone Remote Desktops

Guest Operating System

Version

Edition

Service pack

Windows 10

64-bit and 32-bit

Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB)

Version 1607

Windows 10

64-bit and 32-bit

Current Business Branch (CBB)

Version 1511

Windows 10

64-bit and 32-bit

Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB)

Version 1507 (RTM)

Windows 7

64-bit and 32-bit

Enterprise and Professional

SP1

Windows Server 2016

64-bit

Standard and Datacenter

None

Features Supported on Windows Operating Systems Where Horizon Agent Is Installed

Feature

Windows 7 Desktop

Windows 8.x Desktop

Windows 10 Desktop

Windows Server 2008/2012 R2 Desktop

Microsoft RDS-Hosted Desktops and Apps on Windows Server 2008/2012 R2

USB redirection

X

X

X

X

USB flash drives and hard disks on Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS hosts

Client drive redirection

X

X

X

X

X

Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV)

X

X

X

X

Scanner redirection

X

X

X

X

X

Serial port redirection

X

X

X

X

RDP display protocol

X

X

X

X

Session-based desktops only

Blast Extreme

X

X

X

X

X

PCoIP display protocol

X

X

X

X

X

Persona Management

(For full clones and linked clones)

X

X

X

X

Windows Media MMR

X

X

X

Location-based printing

X

X

X

X

X

Virtual printing

X

X

X

X

X

Smart cards

X

X

X

X

X

RSA SecurID or RADIUS

X

X

X

X

X

Single sign-on

X

X

X

X

X

Multiple monitors

X

X

X

X

X

Note

For information about which features are supported on the various types of client devices, see the Horizon Client documentation at https://www.vmware.com/support/viewclients/doc/viewclients_pubs.html.

In addition, several VMware partners offer thin and zero client devices for View deployments. The features that are available for each thin or zero client device are determined by the vendor and model and the configuration that an enterprise chooses to use. For information about the vendors and models for thin and zero client devices, see the VMware Compatibility Guide, available on the VMware Web site.