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VMware Horizon View™ Client for Windows

By Kristina De Nike, Sr. Product Manager, End-User Computing, VMware

Toddlers often burst into tears when a parent gets a haircut. The updated exterior confuses the child into thinking he’s lost the person on the inside. This can happen even if it’s a very nice, perhaps even badly needed, haircut.

VMware is introducing a completely updated Horizon View Client for Windows, and to cushion the blow, we’re going to walk you through it. First, why did we do it?

  • The new client user interface is now similar to the other VMware clients, giving users a more uniform experience as they switch from platform to platform.
  • Although the client looks different, it has all the features of the previous Windows client, including USB redirection, printer redirection, smartcard authentication and command line support.
  • The updated client shares code with the other clients, allowing us to roll out features to all clients quicker and to launch the innovations we have planned for 2014.

With this update, we are bringing the Windows client version number in line with the other Horizon View Clients. The version number is 2.2 (the last Windows client release was 5.4.)

The Windows client has been designed to be both feature-rich and intuitive. Click the “Add Server” icon to get started.

Add your Horizon View connection server, enter your credentials and you’re on your way.

To quickly see what protocol you are using, right click the desktop icon:

If you have one primary desktop, you can elect to connect to it automatically:

We hope you adjust quickly to the new Horizon View Client. If you have comments or questions, share them on the VMware community page. But please, no crying.

Download the new client from the VMware site here. You can also read about the other features in this set of client releases.