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Virtual Desktop - Install and Use VMware with Windows 7


Download, install, and use Seattle University's Virtual Desktop with Windows 7.


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 and access to shared storage drives. 

1. Open a web browser and go to

2. Click Install VMware Horizon Client.

3. Under Product Downloads, choose your device's operating system and click Go to Downloads

4. From the options, select the most recent VMware version. (See Release Date) Click Download.

5. Select Run.

6. Select Agree & Upgrade. The program will take a few minutes to install. 

7. Click Finish & Restart your computer.

8. Once your computer has restarted, open the VMware Horizon Client.

9. Double-click Add Server.

10. Enter > Connect.

11. When prompted, enter your Seattle University credentials to view the local Virtual Desktop.