Ohio University

Virtual Desktops Client Setup

Virtual Desktops can be accessed directly through a web browser; however, some features are only available if you install the Horizon View Client. Versions are available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. Before trying to install Horizon View, make sure that you have access to at least one virtual desktop.

Windows

  1. Download and install Horizon View Client for Windows from VMWare's client download site.
  2. When prompted during the installation, enter mydesktop.ohio.edu as the Connection Server name. All other input fields can be left unchanged.
  3. When the installation finishes, you may be asked to reboot your machine.

Mac OS

  1. Download and install Horizon View Client for Mac from VMWare's client download site.
  2. When prompted during the installation, enter mydesktop.ohio.edu as the Connection Server name. All other input fields can be left unchanged.
  3. When the installation finishes, you may be asked to reboot your machine.

iOS

  1. Download the VMware Horizon Client from the App Store.
  2. When prompted during the installation, enter mydesktop.ohio.edu as the Connection Server name.
  3. All other input fields can be left unchanged.

Android

  1. Download the VMware Horizon Client from the Google Play Store.
  2. When prompted during the installation, enter mydesktop.ohio.edu as the Connection Server name.
  3. All other input fields can be left unchanged.