Install VMware View (Windows)

  1. Visit  Click “Install VMware Horizon Client”.

Windows VMware download button.


  1. Find the "VMware Horizon Client for Windows" and click "Go to Downloads" on the right side.

Windows VMware download screen.


  1. cq-text-component-placeholderOn the next page, click the blue "Download" button.

Blue Windows VMware download button.


  1. On your computer, double click the download file and follow the prompts.

 Windows VMware installation file.

  1. After the installation has finished, it will prompt to restart your computer.

Windows VMware computer restart prompt.

  1. After you have restarted your computer, find "VMware Horizon Client" in the Start Menu or on your desktop, and open it.

client icon

  1. Double click the "" cloud icon.

cloud icon

  1. Double click on the virtual machine you would like to connect to. 

VMware desktop selection.


The desktop will launch full screen to cover your own.  This is the VMware Horizon View virtual machine.  Remember that any files must be saved to your J: or K: drive, OneDrive, other cloud storage, or a flash drive.  Any files saved on the desktop will be removed once you log off of the virtual machine.

NKU Virtual Desktop in VMware View.

When finished, simply log off the of virtual machine.



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