Android: Install an Android VDI Client?

1.  Go to the Play Store.

Google Play Store logo

2.  Search for VMware Horizon Client; tap to open installation screen.

VMware Horizon Client app highlighted in the Google Play store

3.  On the installation screen, tap Install.

Install screen for VMware Horizon Client

4.  Tap Accept on the dialog box that opens.

Permissions for VMware Horizon Client

5.  When the app is finished installing, tap Open.

Opening VMware Horizon Client

6.  On the next screen, type in for the server name; then, tap Connect.

VMware log in screen on Android

7.  You will now need to enter your New Paltz username and password; then, tap Connect.

Log in screen with example information entered

8.  You can now proceed into the virtual environment by selecting a desktop.

VMware desktop selection screen with Academic General Win7 and Win7Lab options.

9.  Important: when you are working in the virtual environment ALL work MUST be saved to a USB drive or some form of cloud storage; any work not saved to an external source will be lost when you shut down.

10.  Important: When your virtual session is complete, you MUST go to the 'Start' menu and select 'Shut Down' to end your session.

Windows start menu with shut down button higlighted.

11.  Once your VMware Client is installed you can begin using it.  To view instructions for use, please read the article: "How do I use VDI for Android?"

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