Windows: Install a Windows VDI Client?

  1. Go to
  2. Select  'Install VMware Horizon View Client'.

    VMware Horizon Client logo
  3. On the downloads page, find your operating system and select 'Go to Downloads'.

    Products download page with Go to Downloads button highlighted
  4. On the next screen, select 'Download'.

    Product details page with Download button highlighted
  5. When the VMware Horizon View Client Setup Wizard opens, select 'Next'.

    VMware Setup wizard with Next button highlighted
  6. On the next screen, check the box to accept the 'End-User License Agreement'.

    End-User Agreement License
  7. On the 'Custom Setup' screen, make sure 'USB Redirection' is enabled and then DESELECT 'Log in as current user'.

    Custom setup screen with VMware Client setup highlighted
  8. On the 'Default Server' screen, enter '' and then select 'Next'.

    Default Server screen with entered into the text box
  9. On the 'Configure Shortcuts' screen, select any desired options; then, select 'Next'.

    Configure Shortcuts screen with both Desktop  and Start Menu Programs Folder checked
  10. On the 'Ready to install VMware Horizon Client' screen, select 'Install'.

    Ready to Install VMware Horizon Client screen
  11. Once your VMware Client is installed you can begin using it.  To view instructions for use, please read the Using VDI for Windows article.

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