Virtual Desktop Pilot
Apple View Client Installation and Usage Instructions
Download a PDF of the Instructions HERE
- Begin by opening your favorite Web browser and navigating to
From the above Screen, select "View Client for Windows". The following page displays:
- From the above page, select the appropriate VMware View Client for
Mac, by clicking Go to Downloads.
- A screen similar to the one below will appear:
Click the "Download" button.
download to run the download in the top right corner for
Safari or open the file in the download bar/box (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera Browser).
Follow the installer steps to install the View Client. Click Next to advance through the installation.
You will also need to accept the license agreement to continue.
Note: When you reach the License Agreement screen, you
will have to select "Agree" to continue.
From the screen above, click and drag the VMware View
Client into your Application folder. VMware View Client
is now installed.
Connecting to the UW-L Virtual Desktop
Now open up the VMware View Client from your Application
folder. It will look click the screen below. Click the
cloud to add a server.
Type virtual.uwlax.edu in the text box and click Continue
Once your server is added, double click on the cloud. In
the text box, type in your Net ID and password. Click
- After you click Continue, your virtual desktop will be prepared.
You will see the "Responsible Use Policy" and must click "OK".
And finally you will see a pop-up window telling you that you must save files
to either your U Drive, Google Drive or your own USB flash drive.
DO NOT SAVE FILES TO THE DESKTOP OR C:\ DRIVE ON THE VIRTUAL DESKTOP.
When you are ready to log out of your virtual desktop, just click on the
"Ctrl-Alt-Delete" button at the top of the screen or click on the Start button
and choose Log Off.