VMWare Horizon Client is a program you install on your computer that will allow you to access a virtual computer that lives inside of the CNC servers.
This virtual computer is:
This virtual computer is not:
We HIGHLY recommend that users who intend to do video conferencing or online voice calls do that through Microsoft Teams or BlueJeans on their local machine.
You WILL experience decreased quality and reliability trying to video / voice conference through the VMWare Horizon Desktop.
The College of New Caledonia uses VMware Horizon to deliver Virtual Desktops to as necessary. This allows users to securely connect to a Windows 10 Desktop that resides on the CNC network, and has access to CNC software and shared drives, all from your own device at home (or anywhere with an internet connection).
You will see the following options on the page:
I.T. Services recommends using the full Horizon Client for the best user experience. Click on the “Install VMware Horizon Client” link on the left.
Alternatively, click the “HTML Access” link and enter you CNC credentials, to connect to the Virtual Desktop directly from the Web Browser.
Click “Go to Downloads.” (If you use a Mac, select the appropriate link further down the page)
If you cannot find the file, it is most likely located under your “Downloads” folder.
Once you have logged into VMWare Horizon, you will be presented an icon to open your virtual computer. But before you do, try these configuration steps to help you have a better experience:
Configure for windowed mode:
This will create a desktop shortcut that you can use to launch directly into your Horizon Desktop.
In cases where you need to work on your local desktop (the physical computer you are sitting at) you can resize or minimize the Horizon Desktop window to better facilitate your work.
Like any other application in Windows, you can resize or minimize the VMWare Horizon Window using the title bar (assuming you have followed the steps above).
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