Installing the VMware View client for Virtual Desktop

This article walks you through installing the VMware View client on Windows, Mac, iPad/iPhone(iOS), and Android. This is software is used to connect to a virtual Windows 7 desktop PC running in Xavier's cloud. It has all of the licensed applications that are available on the standard Xavier lab PC, with the benefit of being available on almost any device, on or off campus. Note: some departments have specialized hardware that interfaces with a physical computer, or a limited number of software licenses for an application, which limits these applications from being a part of this 'Online Lab' environment.

If you have never used this service before, please read the Frequently Asked Questions section.  For example,any data saved on the C:\ drive will not be retained after log-off, similar to a lab computer.

Windows Setup and Connection Instructions:
  • Download the VMware View client from VMware's website
  • Run the installer that you just downloaded
  • Click Next through each of the prompts
  • When prompted to specify the Default View Connection Server, enter: virtualpc.xavier.edu
  • Click Next through each of the following prompts, and then Install
  • Launch the VMware View Client and click Connect
    • If you are NOT using a Xavier owned computer, Uncheck the Log in as current user box
  • You will be connected to a virtual desktop
Mac OSX Setup and Connection Instructions:
  • Download the VMware View client from VMware's website
  • Run the installer that you just downloaded
  • Click Agree, and drag the VMware View client into the Applications folder
  • Launch the VMware View client from Applications
  • Click on the Add Server cloud and enter the hostname: virtualpc.xavier.edu
  • Enter your credentials, with the Domain set to XAVIER, and then double click on the Online Lab PC
  • You will be connected to a virtual desktop
iOS (iPhone, iPad) Setup and Connection Instructions:
  • Search for the VMware View Client in the App Store (free)
  • Install the App
  • Click the + sign in the upper left corner
  • Enter the hostname: virtualpc.xavier.edu and click Connect
  • Enter your credentials, with the Domain set to XAVIER, and then click Done
  • Select the Online Lab
  • You will be connected to a virtual desktop
Android Setup and Connection Instructions:
  • Search for the VMware View Client in the Google Play store (free)
  • Accept and Download to install the App
  • Launch the App, and click Add Server, entering the server name: virtualpc.xavier.edu
  • Click Connect
  • Enter your credentials, with the Domain set to XAVIER, and then click Connect again
  • Select: Online Lab
  • You will be connected to a virtual desktop





Keywords: VMware view client VDI virtualpc   Doc ID: 27910
Owner: Erik B.Group: Xavier University
Created: 2013-01-07 11:28 EDTUpdated: 2013-03-18 14:36 EDT
Sites: Xavier University