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Installation Instructions

In order to run a virtual desktop, you must first be entitled to use it. If you have already been entitled to access at least one virtual desktop, then you will need to install a "View Client" application on your desktop. This application will allow you to host a "window" to the virtual desktop.

The installation will vary based on your workstation platform. Select your platform from the list below:


 

Windows PC users

The View Client application is available at VMWare's client download site. Download and install the Horizon View Client for Windows. Do not download the Client with Local Mode option, as this client will not work.

You will have the option to download a "32-bit" or "64-bit" version of the View Client. If you need help determining if your Windows system is 32-bit or 64-bit, please see the "How can I tell if I have 32-bit or 64-bit Windows?" in the FAQ page. 

After downloading, follow the instructions to install the client. When prompted for the Connection Server name, enter: mydesktop.ohio.edu

All other input fields can be left as defaults during the installation process. When completed, you may be asked to reboot your machine.


Mac users

The View Client application is available from VMware's client download website as VMware Horizon Client for Mac After installing, follow the instructions to configure the client.When prompted for the Connection Server name, enter: mydesktop.ohio.edu

All other input fields can be left as defaults during the installation process. When completed, you may be asked to reboot your machine.


iPad users

The View Client application is available in the App Store as the VMware Horizon Client. After installing, follow the instructions to configure the client.When prompted for the Connection Server name, enter: mydesktop.ohio.edu

All other input fields can be left as defaults during the installation process.


Android users

The View Client application is available in the Play Store as the VMware Horizon Client. After installing, follow the instructions to configure the client. When prompted for the Connection Server name, enter: mydesktop.ohio.edu

All other input fields can be left as defaults during the installation process.


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