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Installing the VMware Horizon Client on Windows

Here’s a quick tutorial on installing the vmware horizon client on windows

Downloading

Generally it is best to download the latest Horizon client. You can download it from VMware’s website. https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_horizon_clients/5_0

Make sure to choose the version that matches your operating system. For the test setup, we’re running a 64-bit copy of Windows, so we’ll select the 64-bit version of the Horizon client. If you’re having trouble with the 64-bit version and aren’t sure of your operating system, try the 32-bit version.

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Once your version has been selected, click the Download button again to start the download.

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Installing

By default, your browser should have downloaded the Horizon client to your “Downloads” folder on your computer. Navigate there and double-click the file to start the install process.

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The installer will start. You can click “I Agree & Install” to start the process.

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Click Finish to exit the installer.

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Finally, the installer will ask you to restart your computer.

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Starting the Horizon Client for the first time

The installer should have put an icon on your desktop (if not, check the Windows Start Menu). Click on the icon to start the Horizon client.

The first time you start the client, you’ll want to add a server. You can do this by clicking the icon within the Horizon window.

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Type horizon.pace.edu into the dialog.

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If you get an error like below, you’re most likely not connected to the Pace network (by way of the VPN or being physically located at Pace). Check the spelling of horizon.pace.edu again.

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If you’ve done everything successfully to this point, you should get a login box. Enter your Pace credentials. You will need to enter them in the form of pace\ab12345p.

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If your credentials are correct, you’ll be given a choice of desktops to connect to (note that sometimes if you only have one desktop available, the client will automatically connect the the first one).

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Once you select the desktop you’d like to use, it can take a minute for the virtual machine you’ll be using to start.

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