VMware Horizon View – USB Smart Card Reader Redirection

USB Smart Card Readers can be redirected from the end-users device to a VMware Horizon View Virtual Desktop, however this is blocked by default.

To allow USB Smart Card reader redirection s it is necessary to set a few settings in the VMware Horizon View Group Policy applied to the Horizon View Desktops. The settings are depicted in the below screenshot:
USBSmartCardRedirection
On top of the above settings TCP port 32111 needs to be opened:
Source
Port
Target
Port
Protocol
Description
Applicable in this Design
VMware Horizon View Security Server * View Desktop 32111 TCP USB Redirection YES
VMware Horizon View Client * View Desktop 32111 TCP USB redirection if direct connections are used instead of tunnel connections NO
VMware Horizon View Connection Server * View Desktop 32111 TCP USB redirection if tunnel connections via the View Connection Server are used NO

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