Using VMware Horizon Client to Connect to a Virtual
VMware Horizon client is a locally installed software application that communicates between View
Connection Server and Thin Client OS. It provides access to centrally hosted virtual desktops from your
VMware session services can be made available on the network after you install the VMware Horizon 6. It
provides virtualized or hosted desktops and applications through a single platform to end users.
To connect to a virtual desktop, use the VMware Horizon Client window.
To open and use the VMware Horizon Client window:
1. Log in as a user or administrator.
2. Access the VMware Horizon Client window using one of the following options:
• On the Start Menu, click All apps → VMware → VMware Horizon Client.
• Double-click the VMware Horizon Client icon on the desktop.
The VMware Horizon Client window is displayed.
3. In the VMware Horizon Client window, use the following guidelines:
a. To add a new server connection, either click the New Server option or double-click the Add
Server icon in the VMware Horizon Client window.
The VMware Horizon Client dialog box is displayed.
b. In the VMware Horizon Client dialog box, type a host name or an IP address of a VMware
Horizon Connection Server in the connection server box.
c. Click Connect.
d. In the Login dialog box, enter the user name and login password in the respective boxes.
e. From the Domain drop-down list, select the domain where the server is located.
f. Click Login.
The VMware Horizon Client connects to the selected desktop. After connection is established,
the list of published desktop is displayed.
g. Right-click the particular application or desktop icon, and then click Launch to connect to that
application or desktop.
For more information, refer to VMware Horizon Client documentation on www.vmware.com .
Certificate checking mode— Certificate checking mode determines how the client proceeds
when the client cannot verify that your connection to the server is secure. We recommend that
you do not change this setting unless instructed to do so by your system administrator.
To access the certificate checking mode, click the icon on the upper-right corner of the
window, and then click Configure SSL from the drop-down list. In the VMware Horizon Client
SSL Configuration dialog box, select from any of the following options based on your
• Never connect to untrusted servers
• Warn before connecting to untrusted servers
• Do not verify server identify certificates