ITS MyVLab

Microsoft Windows

Downloads

Clients compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8

There are two meathods you can use to install the VMWare View Client for MyVLab. Easy install uses a custom installer that makes the process go smoother, but a Manual Install can always be used if preferred, or if needed to troubleshoot.

Easy Install

Download the Easy Installer package from the downloads section above. If you are unsure if your version of windows is 32 or 64-bit, this information can be found under System Preference, the 32-bit installer will work for both versions.

Extract all files in the zip to a folder on your computer.

screenshot of unzipping the installer package

Double click on "Install VMWare Horizon View Client.exe", ensuring the included .DAT file is in the same folder. On Windows Vista or later you may be prompted by User Account Control to allow the application administrative access, please do so.

The installer will install the VMWare Horizon View Client without any needed interaction.

screenshot of client install progress bar

Launch the VMWare Horizon View Client shortcut on your Desktop or Start Menu.

screenshot of client desktop icon

Enter your Western username and password and click Login.

screenshot of client login prompt

The next screen will present you with the option to adjust the window size that your MyVLab session will use. Your window size can only be set when logging in. Once logged in, resizing the window will result in blank space or scroll bars.

Select your desired window size and click Connect.

screenshot of adjusting window size

You will now be logged into your MyVLab session.

screenshot of a MyVLab session

Manual Install

Download the most recent VMware Horizon View Client for Windows from VMWare, link available in the downloads section above.

Double click on the installer executable. On Windows Vista or later you may be prompted by User Account Control to allow the application administrative access, please do so.

When the install wizard starts up, click Next.

Accept the terms of the license agreement and click Next

screenshot of accepting the license agreement

When you get to features selection, you can deselect "Log in as current user" as it will not be of any use. Click Next.

screenshot of suggested install features

For the default connection server, enter "myvlab.vdi.uwo.ca" and click Next.

screenshot of configuring the default server

Select where you want shortcuts and click Next.

If you want the client to open when you are finished, leave the box checked and click Install.

When the client runs, click Connect

screenshot of connecting manually

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