Setting up VDI Client on Windows

Summary

Downloading & installing the VMware Horizon client on your Windows device to access mydesktop.ohio.edu

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Description

How to access VDI using your Windows device.

Environment

Windows

Solution 

Managed Windows Machines:

A managed computer refers to a computer that requires an OHIO log-in to access the computer.

  1. Open Software Center via the Windows button.

  2. Search and install VMware Horizon Client.

  3. When the installation finishes, you may be asked to restart your machine.

  4. Launch VMware Horizon Client: Double-click the desktop icon or use Start Menu.

  5. Select Add Server and enter mydesktop.ohio.edu as the Connection Server name. 

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Unmanaged Windows Machines:

An unmanaged computer refers to a computer that does not require an OHIO log-in to access the computer. 

  1. Download and install VMware Horizon Client for Windows from VMWare's client download site by clicking 'Go to Downloads' under the Windows section.

  2. On the next page click Download Now

  3. When the installation finishes, you may be asked to restart your machine.

  4. After the installation, launch the VMware Horizon Client desktop app by double-clicking its desktop shortcut icon or by going to the Windows Start Menu and choosing VMware | Horizon Client.

  5. Select Add Server and enter mydesktop.ohio.edu as the Connection Server name.

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Outcome: You will be able to access VDI from the Horizon client installed on your Windows device.

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Article ID: 78
Created
Mon 3/21/22 1:54 PM
Modified
Fri 10/6/23 2:48 PM