End users start Horizon Client to log in to View Connection Server. This server, which integrates with Windows Active Directory, provides access to remote desktops hosted on a VMware vSphere server, a physical PC, or a Microsoft RDS host. Horizon Client also provides access to remote applications on a Microsoft RDS host.


View supports the following Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain functional levels:

Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

View does not support Novell DSFW (Domain Services For Windows).

figure shows the relationship between the major components of a View deployment.

High-Level Example of a ViewEnvironment
A VMware View environment includes desktop sources, client end points, centralized management, and virtual desktops.