VDI Client Install for PC: 32 & 64 Bit BEFORE INSTALLING – A few assumptions are being madeo You know how to use your computer. This includes how to adjust settings andpreferences, download and install software, and generally how to function on yourcomputer.o Your computer is (generally speaking) a current model, with a current OperatingSystem. VDI will not install and run on some older operating systems. We alsoassume it is a Windows or Apple operating system. As a campus, we do notsupport Linux. There may be individuals at the Help Desk who are fluent in Linuxand able to help you, there may not be. If you are a remote student away fromcampus, we have no support for your other operating systemo If you do not know how, or otherwise need assistance, and are in the Rexburgarea, please bring your computer to the Computer Help Desk in the McKaybuilding. If you are a remote student and not in the area, you will find it beneficialto find a computer savy friend to walk through the install process with you. Youmay call the Help Desk for assistance, but typically the call taker will make aticket and route it to an IT Engineer. However the logistics of location may limitwhat we can do to help you.First of all, you will want to know which system type your Windows version is. There are twokinds, 64 bit and 32 bit. Most new computers are 64 bit, but it’s good to check. To find out, click on thestart button then right click “Computer,” and click “properties.” This will load a page of the basicinformation about your computer. About half way down, it will show you your system type (32 or 64 bitoperating system). This information will be good to know for downloads here and in the future asdownloads are often specific to your system type.Bring up a web browser and type the following in the URL: https://vdiview.byui.edu
Click, “View Client for Windows”Scroll down on the next page that shows up. It should say “Download VMware Horizon Clients ” at thetop. .
Scroll down until you see the Horizon Client for Windows product downloads. Download either the 32or 64 bit downloadWe will be doing the 64-bit download in this example. The 32-bit is the same process. Click download.There should be a download process that either pops up or shows up near the bottom of your screen.Click on it or let it run. It may ask you to save the file, do so and then run the download.
Click NextBe sure to check the box to accept the license agreement
Next againYour default server is: VDIView.byui.edu
Unless you are on a computer only you will use, leave the second box unchecked.Click Next
And install. Click finish when doneYou will need to restart after the install
Launch the client and double click on vdiview.byui.eduUse your campus credentials to log in, then click on Laptop to launch the laptop software
And the image will connect to your campus Windows desktop.
VDI will not install and run on some older operating systems. We also assume it is a Windows or Apple operating system. As a campus, we do not support Linux. There may be individuals at the Help Desk who are fluent in Linux and able to help you, there may not be. If you are a remote student away from