How To: Install VMWare View Horizon Client

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Installing VMWare Horizon View Client


A virtual machine is just a computer that runs on a server in our server room.  A physical machine is the laptop or desktop you use at your desk.  The physical and virtual machines function very similarly.  You connect to the virtual machine remotely using your physical machine and a piece of software that bridges the connection.  At DSU, we use the VMware Horizon View Client as that bridge. 

Once you are connected to the virtual machine, it behaves as if it is the computer on your desk, but it is still operating on the server.  This allows students to access software for their classes wherever they are, as long as they have a computer and an internet connection.

This software is available to all DSU students, staff and faculty to install on your DSU assigned or personal device.


  • Open the web page in your web browser.
  • You will be presented with some different View clients to download depending on your computer.  Most people will need the 64-bit client; if you download the wrong one, you’ll receive a warning message.  (If that happens, choose another options.) 
  • Download the client to your computer and run the file to install it.  
  • Use as the server name if it asks for the name of the Connection Server.  
  • Restart your computer when it finishes.  


Starting the VMView Horizon Client:

Click the VMware Horizon View Client icon on your Desktop or use the Start Menu to start the client.  On Mac OSX, use the search in the top right corner to search for View Client or look in your Apps folder.

Double-click the icon inside View Client to join the server, or click New Server and create a connection.
Type your DSU Network username and password to log in (do not use your DSU email address).  

Log into your assigned pool.  This will bring up a new desktop window, which is your VMware View virtual machine.  


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