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Installing the Horizon Virtual Desktop for Windows

Before Installation: You will need administrator access on your computer to install this software. If you do not have admin access, contact the LA Helpdesk at (814)-865-3412 to set up a time where they can assist you with the installation.

  1. Type “APPS1.LA.PSU.EDU” into your preferred web browser.
  2. You will see a login screen, however, do not log in. Look below the login to see “Download the Horizon Client for Windows (x64)”
  3. This will take you to the following screen, where you will see “VMware Horizon Client for Windows” Click on the “Go to Downloads” button.
  4. Once your download has finished, click on the “VMware – Horizon – Client.exe” at the bottom of your screen or browse to it in your downloads folder.
  5. Next, you will see the following screen and will need to agree to the terms.
  6. Once you see the following screen, you will need to enter your administrator account and password.
  7. Once the install is complete, your computer will ask to restart. You can restart later.
  8. After the restart prompt, you will need to launch the program and add a server address as shown below. This is “APPS1.LA.PSU.EDU”
  9. The program will ask next for your username and password. You will use your PSU ID and password for this login.
  10. Once you enter your account information, you will be able to use the virtual desktop.
  11. 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”.

Important User Notes:

  1. You will be able to access your local hard drive from this virtual desktop, 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.