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VMware Client (PCoIP) Instructions

NOTE: The following steps require Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or higher. Click here if you have an older version of Mac e.g. Leopard.

Prerequisites:

  • The virtual/remote desktop must have VMware Agent software installed by your Service Provider.
  • Download the VMware Horizon Client for Mac.

 

1.  Once your download is complete double click the VMware .dmg installation file and "Agree" to the License Agreement - see below.

NOTE: Steps 1 - 4 only have to be done once. Subsequently running the Horizon Client will place you at step 5.

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2. Left mouse click the VMware Horizon Client icon and drag it into the Applications folder on the right, to install - see below. 

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3. Double click to open the Applications folder. Find and open the VMware Horizon Client program. Click "Open" at the warning below.

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4. Enter the Connection Server address/Portal URL provided by your IT Admin. or Service Provider. eg. portal.company.com. Click "Connect"

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5.  Begin the desktop connection process by double clicking the cloud icon displayed.

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 6.  Enter your username and password then click "Login".  (see below)

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7.  One or more desktop icons will be displayed. Double click your desktop to connect to it - see below.

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8. Once you have finished using your virutal desktop you can either Logoff or Disconnect (hover mouse near the top of the screen, to access the Horizon "Desktop" menu).

Note:  After you LogOff or Disconnect, you must Quit/Close the Horizon Client before you can connect or re-connect to the virtual desktop again. 

 

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