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Logging into the Horizon Virtual Desktop on Mac

  1. Open your application folder and double click on the "VMware Horizon Client" icon.
  2. Click "Cancel" when prompted to start the USB and Printing services.
  3. Next, you will see screen asking for a connection server address. Enter APPS1.LA.PSU.EDU like below.
  4. You will next be asked to enter your username and password. You will use your PSU ID and password for this login.
  5. You will see a loading screen. Once it finishes loading, you will see your Windows virtual desktop.
  6. It is important to sign out properly to ensure that the virtual desktop is available for the next user. You will need to (1) click on the Windows icon in the lower left-hand corner of the screen, move up the list to where it lists (2) your name and click, then (3) select "Sign out"

Note: Clicking "Disconnect" is not the correct way to log off

Important User Notes:

  1. You will be able to access your local hard drive from this virtual machine, allowing the use of local files directly into this environment
  2. You should sign into Box or OneDrive to access your cloud files from this machine.

Please note: Data should not be saved directly on the virtual computer's drive. All files/data should be synced to BoxDrive or OneDrive. Please verify that your files/data are fully synced before signing out to prevent any data loss.