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  • Virtual Desktop - Install and Use VMware with Windows 7



    Download, install, and use Seattle University's Virtual Desktop.

    1. Open your web browser and visit .
    2. Click to download the appropriate version of VMware for you. Install the program.
    3. Open the program and enter as the server, and your Seattle University credentials to log in.

    Detail: Step by step:

    The VMware View Client is a Virtual Desktop - it's like logging into a Seattle University Computer Lab workstation from anywhere with an internet connection and web browser. The Virtual Desktop provides students, faculty, and staff with a standard desktop that has specialized software pre-installed. Users can access specialized academic software from home or the residence halls, print to open lab printers, or access T-drives and P-drives directly from their laptops.

    For a list of pre-installed software, click here.


    Step 1:Open your web browser. These instructions use Internet Explorer, which will display differently (better) than Firefox or Chrome.

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    Step 2:Visit the OIT Downloads PageIf you receive a message about the site's security certificate, like the one below, choose to continue anyway. If prompted to log in, do so with your SU username and password.

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    Step 3:Choose the desired version and download it. 

    • Choose View Client (22 MB) if you are using a 32-bit Windows 7 computer. (Most desktops should likely download this file. To find out if your computer is 32-bit  click here .)
    • Choose View Client (64-bit) (23 MB) if you are using a 64-bit Windows 7 computer. (Most laptops should likely download this file. To find out if your computer is 64-bit, click here .)

    Step 4: Internet Explorer may prompt you with this message. Click Run.

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    Step 5: The VMware View Client Installation Wizard will open. Click Next.

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    Step 6: Read the End User Patent Agreement if you like, and click Next.

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    Step 7:Read the License Agreement, select  I accept the terms in the license agreementand click Next.

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    Step 8:Do not change the default setup options, just click Next.

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    Step 9:For the Default Server, enter and click Next.

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    Step 10: Make sure the box for Set default option to log in as current user is unchecked. Click Next.

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    Step 11:Choose where you'd like shortcuts to be created and click Next.

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    Step 12:When the wizard is ready to install the program, click Install.

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    Step 14: VMware will be installed.

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    Step 14: When the installation is complete, click Finish.

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    Step 15: You may be prompted to restart your computer. Make sure you have saved any important work, and restart your computer by clicking Yes. If you'd like to restart later, choose No.

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    Step 16: After restarting your computer, open VMware. Make sure is the server, and click Connect.

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    Step 17: Use your Seattle University username (not your full email) and password to log in. Make sure the domain is SEATTLEU.

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    Step 18:Select Seattle University Virtual Lab and click Connect.

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    Step 19: A successful login will open a new window that looks like the Windows 7 desktop shown below.

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    Last Reviewed on: 2015-01-07