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VMware Horizon Client Install Guide & Access to Local Computer Files

Before you can access your files on your local drive you will need to download “VMware Horizon Client” for your device.

WINDOWS/Mac:
  1. Please visit https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_horizon_clients/5_0
  2. Download the correct file for your device “VMware Horizon Client for Windows/VMware Horizon Client for Mac”
    NOTE: DO NOT download: “VMware Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP”
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Once you have installed VMware for your device you will have to connect VMware to the University provided software

Please click on “+ New Server” and type “horizon.nebraska.edu” when asked for the information

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Upon connecting to the server please double-click on the cloud in order to access the software provided. A pop-up will appear and ask you to provide your canvas credentials
NOTE: Make sure “Domain” says “UNL-AD”

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WINDOWS: Upon successfully logging-in, you will come to this screen. Go ahead and click on the gear icon on the top right-hand side:

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Please click on “Sharing” on the left-hand side of the panel.
From here you will want to check all the boxes.
If there is a specific directory from which you would like retrieve files, click on “Add” and select the destination folder.

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Mac: Upon successfully logging-in, you will come to this screen. However, you will have to click on VMware in the top-left and then select preferences:
Please click on the “Sharing” tab and check all the boxes as well.

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You may be presented with a sharing pop-up click “Allow”
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When accessing the files within your software you should see the “Z:” drive. If you see this drive you have successfully shared your files.
NOTE: You may have to restart VMware a couple of times for this to show up on both WINDOWS/Mac.

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NOTE: If you’re plugging in a FLASHDRIVE, make sure it’s plugged in BEFORE launching VMware