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Virtual Desktop - Installing VMware View Client - Mac

Download and connection instructions for VMware View on a Mac

View this video tutorial or follow the written instructions below.

  1. Browse to:
  2. Select Install VMWare Horizon Client.
  3. Download the Mac VMWare Horizon Client.
  4. Begin the install by double-clicking the file.
  5. First you must agree to the EULA by clicking "Agree"

  6. Click and drag the "VMWare Horizon View" to your applications folder.

  7. Launch the application and click on "Add Server".

  8. Enter the server address "" and click "Continue".

  9. Login using your campus credentials.  Enter your NetID and password and click "Login".

  10. Enter a passcode or the number (1-4) indicating your chose device. Click Login and complete the two-factor authentication process.


    NOTE: You will only be offered the number of devices which you have registered (1-4). If you have more than four devices registered, you will see a shorter message like that below.  Type in the chosen Duo method to authenticate (e.g. push1 = push to my primary device). Click Login and complete the authentication process. 

  11. Once logged in, you should see a list of the desktops which are available to you.  To launch a desktop, double click that desktop.

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

KeywordsVirtual Desktop, VDI, VMware, Horizon, Clients   Doc ID41483
OwnerAdam F.GroupUW Platteville
Created2014-06-27 08:00 CDTUpdated2023-03-20 12:39 CDT
SitesUW Platteville
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