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VMware Horizon View is a program used to connect to virtual desktops so that you can access various programs. If you need to use Horizon View to connect to a program, here are the instructions:

Windows

  1. Find the "VMware Horizon View Client" icon on the Desktop or start menu and run it:
  2. Horizon View will start up and automatically log you in. You will be presented with a list of "pools" to choose from to access your programs you need:
  3. Select a desktop and connect to it. You will be connecting to another computer, and the connection runs just like any other program. You can minimize the connection, put it in windowed mode, or logoff of the virtual desktop while still using the physical computer in front of you.

Mac

  1. Find the "VMware Horizon View Client" in the applications menu and run it:
  2. If you are asked to enter your North Park credentials, do so.
  3. You will be present with a list of "pools" to choose from to access your programs you need:
  4. Select a desktop and connect to it. You will be connecting to another computer, and the connection runs just like any other program. You can minimize the connection, put it in windowed mode, or logoff of the virtual desktop while still using the physical computer in front of you.

Troubleshooting

If the Horizon View Client is blank when you start it up then you may need to enter the connection server. Click "add server" if that button exists and then enter view.northpark.edu as the server.

For more information, visit VMware Horizon View Virtual Desktop.