Welcome to the PCoIP Host Software for Windows¶
The PCoIP Host Software for Windows is a collection of drivers and applications that enables Windows operating systems to interact with Teradici Tera1 and Tera2 PCoIP host processors installed in the host PC/workstation and a PCoIP client connected to the host.
The software enables features such as:
Using local cursor and keyboard.
Locking the host PC when a session is terminated.
Using a host PC NIC for Wake-on-LAN (WOL).
Disconnecting a session.
Viewing host statistics and connection information.
PCoIP Host Software Overview¶
From releases 2.0 and higher, PCoIP Remote Workstation Card firmware supports the optional PCoIP Host Driver Function feature, which enables administrators to use a PCoIP Host Software package on the host PC/workstation.
The PCoIP Host Software package works with the exposed PCoIP Host Driver Function PCI device function. If the administrator installs the package on the PC/workstation, users can manage and use the features of the PCoIP Host Driver Function.
The PCoIP Host Software user interface (UI) is installed when the PCoIP Host Software is installed. The UI communicates with the PCoIP firmware via the device drivers installed by the PCoIP Host Software, and configures the features of the PCoIP Host Software.
The Firmware Compatibility Matrix shown next lists PCoIP Remote Workstation Card firmware releases and their compatible PCoIP Host Software. Teradici recommends that you load the PCoIP Host Software release that corresponds to the firmware loaded on the PCoIP Remote Workstation Card and zero client.
Firmware Compatibility Matrix¶
|PCoIP Remote Workstation Card Firmware Release||PCoIP Host Software Release for Windows|
What's New in This Release¶
Some features added to new releases of the PCoIP Host Software require changes to the firmware running on the PCoIP Remote Workstation Card and/or zero client. The following table lists the features that require firmware changes. The features on the PCoIP Remote Workstation Card and zero client are available if the firmware versions are equal to or higher than those listed.
New Feature Software/Firmware Requirements
|New Feature Description||Host SW Release||Firmware Release|
|Support for Windows 10 64-bit. See System Requirements.||4.3.1||4.9|
|Microsoft-signed Windows 10 drivers.||4.3.1||4.9|
|Support for Tera2 PCoIP Remote Workstation Card.||4.0.7||4.0.1|
|Configure PCoIP session image quality setting (see PCoIP Host Software Image Tab).||3.5.2||3.5.0|
|Support IT auditing feature that gathers workstation and PCoIP Remote Workstation Card network settings (see Using the PCoIP Host Software UI).||3.5.2||3.5.0|
|Support of soft clients connecting to PCoIP Remote Workstation Cards (see Soft Client Restrictions and PCoIP Host Software Monitors Tab).|
|Support for processing multimedia keys. Example keys include: volume up, mute, and browser. Previous versions of the PCoIP Host Software did not process these keys when the local cursor feature was enabled.||3.3.2||3.3.0|
|Support brokering sessions between PCoIP hosts and zero clients or soft clients using VMware View Manager.||3.3.2||3.3.0|
|Support for configuring client keyboard repeat detection (see PCoIP Host Software Features Tab).||3.2.2||3.2.0|
|Support for configuring client display topology (see PCoIP Host Software Monitors Tab).||3.2.2||3.2.0|
|Support for configuring display rotation (see PCoIP Host Software Monitors Tab).||3.2.2||3.2.0|
|Support for configuring transparent local cursor shape (see PCoIP Host Software Features Tab).||3.2.2||3.2.0|
Support for soft clients operating with PCoIP Remote Workstation Card
Support for soft clients operating with PCoIP Remote Workstation Cards was introduced in firmware release 3.3.0, PCoIP Host Software release 3.3.20, and VMware View release 4.6.
Resource: Running PCoIP Host Software to broker session using VMware View
PCoIP Host Software 3.1.11 for Windows supports using VMware View 4 to broker sessions on host machines running 32-bit versions of Windows. PCoIP Host Software 3.2.20 for Windows supports using VMware View 4.5 or later to broker sessions on host machines running 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows.
For more information on configuring a system to operate in this mode, see Using PCoIP® Host Cards with VMware View.