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This article guides you in how to get remote access to computer labs through the use of VMware Horizon Client on the Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

We do not address Linux in this article because of the large number of Linux distributions available.

While there is a version of the Horizon View Client available for certain Linux distributions, compatibility and installation are the responsibility of the end-user with the exception of University-owned workstations. If your workstation meets this criterion and you would like assistance with the installation of the client, please call the myTECH Helpdesk.

  1. Download the client installer by navigating to https://www.vmware.com/go/viewclients
    and clicking “Go to Downloads

    VMware Product Download Page
  2. Once you have selected the latest version from the drop down box located next to 'Select Version', click “Download” for “The VMware Horizon client for Windows

    VMware Horizon Client for Windows Page
  3. After downloading the client installer, run it.  Click “Agree & Install
    Agree and Install Window
  4. After the client finishes installing and the “Success!” message appears, click “Finish
    Success and Finish Window
  5. A prompt will appear. To finish installation, the machine will need to be restarted.  Click “Restart Now

    Restart Now Window
  6. After your computer restarts, navigate to your applications and click “VMware Horizon Client.” When the application opens you will be greeted with a grey screen that has a + sign for you to add a new server. You will click “Add Server.”

    VMware Horizon Client main screen to add a server

  7. When the box pops up you will be prompted to enter a server. The server name is techanywhere.tntech.edu. Then click “Connect"
    VMware Horizon Client prompt to add a server to connect to
  8. Once you enter the server you will be prompted to input your TTU domain username, and password. After entering the required information you will click “Login” and then be connected to the server. 

    VMware Horizon Client prompt to input login information to login to server
  9. Once you have successfully connected you will have access to the computer labs.  The labs available will be dependent on your major course of study, though all students will have access to the ‘Anywhere Computer Lab’. 
    To connect, simply click on the desired lab you would like to connect to, and a session should begin.
    VMware Horizon Client main page with newly added server
  1. Download the client installer by navigating to https://www.vmware.com/go/viewclients and clicking "Go to Downloads"

    OS download selection page for the VMware

  2. Once you have selected the latest version from the drop-down box located next to 'Select Version', click "Download" for the "VMware Horizon client for Mac"

    Download page for the VMware client for mac

  3. After downloading the client installer, run it. Click "Agree"

    License agreement prompt to install VMware Horizon Client

  4. After clicking on agree you will be prompted to drag and drop the VMware client into your Applications folder. 

    prompt to install VMware Horizon Client by dragging application into applications folder

  5. After the VMWare Horizon View Client finishes installing, go to Launchpad, and then select the "VMWare Horizon View Client" application. 

    Launchpad icon on mac dock to access VMware Horizon ClientVMware Horizon Client application icon
  6. When the application opens you will be greeted with a grey screen that has a + sign for you to add a new server. You will click "Add Server"

    VMware Horizon Client main screen to add a server

  7. When the box pops up you will be prompted to enter a server. The server name is techanywhere.tntech.edu. Then click "Connect"

    VMware Horizon Client prompt to add a server to connect to
  8. Once you enter the server you will be prompted to input your TTU domain username, and password. After entering the required information you will click "Login" and then be connected to the server.

    VMware Horizon Client prompt to input login information to login to server

  9. Once you have successfully connected you will have access to the computer labs. The labs available will be dependent on your major course or study, though all students will have access to the "Anywhere Computer Lab". To connect, simply click on the desired lab you would like to connect to, and the session should begin. 

    VMware Horizon Client main page with newly added server

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