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First, make sure you have installed the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client for Mac.
  1. Download the VMWare view client installer by connecting to the  Virtual Desktop web portal  and selecting Install VMWare Horizon View Client from the available options. You will be directed to a site from which you can download the most recent version of the VMWare client for MacOS.
  2. After downloading the VMware View Client installer, double-click it to install the program.
  3. Click Agree to accept the license agreement.


  4. Drag and drop the VMware Horizon View Client.app into the application folder on the new window.


  5. Close the window, go to Applications, and launch the VMware Horizon View client.


  6. Select Open on the popup, select Add Server, and type in virtual.vdi.umbc.edu and select continue.




  7. Provide your UMBC username and Password in the labeled fields and click Login.


  8. Double click the virtual machine(VM) pool you want to use.

  9. You should now be connected to a virtual machine.

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3 Comments

  1. Unknown User (ndesai4)

    When I try to connect to the server: virtual.vdi.umbc.edu I get a error message "Couldn't resolve host name".  Please help!

    1. Unknown User (jordan19)

      I got that too! Did you ever figure it out?

  2. Unknown User (hchang2)

    For this to work you would have to be on the school's network at the time you "Add Server".  But there is another way to gain access without actually being at the university.

    1. You need to first login to your UMBC account at http://my.umbc.edu/
    2. Then after logging in, go to https://vpn.umbc.edu
    3. From there, if you look at the bottom of the page there should be a tab for "Client Application Sessions" and right below that should be "Network Connect".  Look to the right and click Start.
    4. After clicking on Start, it should redirect to a screen saying "Launching Network Connect".  At this point you should receive a popup asking "Do you want to run this application?"
      Make sure the publisher is Juniper Networks, Inc. and the location is https://vpn.umbc.edu before you hit "Run"
    5. Once you hit run a popup window will appear called "Network Connect".  Leave this up so you can gain access in VMware Horizon View Client.
    6. Now you should be able to follow the instructions above to add a server and log into your account.
    7. Once you are done using VMware Horizon View Client you can Sign Out or close the popup window called "Network Connect".

    Hope that helps for those that need it. (big grin)