Overview of VMware Horizon’s Remote Applications

Using the “VMware Horizon Client”, you can access programs remotely. Although the programs are running on a remote computer, the virtual applications behave as if they are running on your local computer. Each remote application (i.e. SPSS, SAS, or StataIC) has its own entry in the application dock. You have the capability to resize, minimize, and/or maximize the program window.
Downloading and Installing the VMware Horizon Client
NOTE: If the VMware Horizon Client is already installed on your mac, skip to Step 10 under “Accessing Remote Applications Using the Horizon Client”

1. Navigate to https://vdesktops.atu.edu using any browser of your choosing (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.)
2. Click the “Download the Horizon Client for Mac OS X” link at the bottom of your screen.

3. You will be re-directed to VMware’s landing page for downloads. From here, click the dropdown arrow next to “VMware Horizon Client for Mac”. Click the “Go to Downloads” button as shown in the example below. The link will redirect you to the latest application build for Mac.

4. After you are redirected, click the “Download” button to download the latest VMware Horizon Client for MacOS. A dialog box will appear. Choose a destination folder to save this installer and click “Save”.