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Multimedia Redirection support for Windows 7 clients in VMware View Manager (1026179)

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Purpose

In View Manager versions 4.5.x, and 4.6.x, and Horizon View 5.x versions prior to 5.3 Feature Pack 1, Multimedia Redirection (MMR) is supported on Windows XP and Vista clients, but not on Windows 7 clients.

This article provides a workaround to support Multimedia Redirection on Windows 7 desktops in a VMware View Manager environment.

Resolution

As a workaround to MMR with PCoIP in versions that do not support this feature with Windows 7 desktops, VMware recommends you to use Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) with Windows 7.

Note: MMR with PCOIP is supported with Windows 7 starting with Horizon View 5.3 Feature Pack 1. For information, see the VMware Horizon View 5.3 Feature Pack 1 Release Notes.

Note: Using MMR with RDP has added advantages. To make use of these improvements in Windows XP and Windows Vista, use RDP version 7.0. To download RDP 7.0:

Additional Information

For more information on MMR in a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Multimedia Redirection Improvements in Windows 7 and WS2008 R2.

Note: The links in this article were correct as of May 30, 2014. If you find a link is broken, provide feedback and a VMware employee will update the link.

Update History

02/01/2011 - Added View Manager 4.6 and 5.0 to Product Versions. 10/23/2013 - Added Horizon View 5.1 and 5.2 to Product Versions. 05/23/2014 - Added information for Horizon View 5.3 with FP1.

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