Many features, such as RSA SecurID authentication, location-based printing, and PCoIP protocol, are supported on most client operating systems. You must also take into consideration whether the feature is supported on the View desktop operating system.

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

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

View Agent Operating System Support

Guest Operating System

Version

Edition

Service Pack

Windows 8

64-bit and 32-bit

Enterprise and Professional

N/A

Windows 7

64-bit and 32-bit

Enterprise and Professional

None and SP1

Windows Vista

32-bit

Business and Enterprise

SP1 and SP2

Windows XP

32-bit

Professional

SP3

Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server

64-bit

Standard

SP1

Windows 2008 Terminal Server

64-bit

Standard

SP2

Features Supported on Operating Systems for View Desktops (Where View Agent Is Installed)

Feature

Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows 2008

Windows 8

USB access

X

X

X

X

RDP display protocol

X

X

X

X

X

PCoIP display protocol

X

X

X

X

Persona Management

X

X

X

X

Wyse MMR

X

X

Location-based printing

X

X

X

X

Virtual printing

X

X

X

X

Smart cards

X

X

X

X

X

RSA SecurID or RADIUS

X

X

X

N/A

X

Single sign-on

X

X

X

X

X

Multiple monitors

X

X

X

With RDP 7

X

Local Mode

X

X

X

X

Features Supported on Windows-Based View Clients

Feature

Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows 8

USB access

X

X

X

X

RDP display protocol

X

X

X

X

PCoIP display protocol

X

X

X

X

Persona Management

X (not with local mode)

X (not with local mode)

X (not with local mode)

X (not with local mode)

Wyse MMR

X

X

Location-based printing

X

X

X

X

Virtual printing

X

X

X

X

Smart cards

X

X

X

X

RSA SecurID or RADIUS

X

X

X

X

Single sign-on

X

X

X

X

Multiple monitors

X

X

X

X

Local Mode

X

X

X

X

For information about which editions of each client operating system are supported, or which service packs, see the system requirements topics.

In addition, several VMware partners offer thin client devices for Horizon View deployments. The features that are available for each thin 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 client devices, see the Thin Client Compatibility Guide, available on the VMware Web site.

Note

For information about which features are supported on Mac OS X or Linux clients, or on tablets, see the Horizon View clients documentation at https://www.vmware.com/support/viewclients/doc/viewclients_pubs.html.