Apple OS X (Mac)

Download Mac Client

Client is compatible with macOS High Sierra (10.13), Mojave (10.14), and Catalina (10.15)

  1. Download the Horizon Client for Mac from the link above

  2. Open the downloaded disk image file

    open the downloaded disk image

  3. Accept the license agreement

    accept license

  4. In the following window, drag the VMware Horizon Client icon to the Applications folder on the right

    drag the app to the applications folder

  5. Open a Finder window, navigate to the Applications Folder, and double click the VMware Horizon Client

    open the client

  6. On first launch a couple windows may interrupt launching the client.

    • If warned about the application being downloaded from the Internet, just click Open

      skip the warning

    • If prompted to Start remote USB and Printing services, click Continue


    • Enter your username and password for your mac.

      allow admin changes

    • You may receive the following message about using accessibility features. Click OK.

      check for accessibility features

    • Click the Open System Preferences option in the next window

      open preferences

    • In the Privacy tab of the Security & Privacy system preferences window, click the lock in the bottom left corner to allow changes, then check the box beside VMware Horizon Client

      system prefs changes

  7. With the client open, double click the plus in the box labeled New Server

    add new server

  8. Enter "" into the text box and click connect

    enter server name

  9. Enter your Western user ID and password into their respective text boxes and click Login

    enter credentials

  10. If the client does not autoconnect you to a desktop, double click the box labeled "MyVLab" to launch your session.

    launch the session

  11. When connecting the first time, you should be prompted to share your home folder and removable storage with the remote desktop. Check Do not show this dialog box again and Allow.

    allow access to storage

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