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How to install and configure VMware View 5 Client on your mobile device or computer. This service is only available to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM) G2 Computer Lab students.

Contact: Tom Tran (



  • Supported Products as of Oct. 11, 2012: Andriod Tablets, iPad, iPhone (iOS v6 or later), Kindle Fire, Linux, MAC and Windows
  • Document written using MS Windows 7 64-bit and VMware View Client for 64-bit Windows version 5.2.0
  • If there are questions regarding other operating systems, please contact Tom Tran

Figure 1A: Server Name

1. Download and install the VMware View Client for your mobile device or computer.

Open a web browser and enter the Server Name in the web browser's address window.

Important: look for a closed padlock icon. All communications are secured (see Figure 1B - green arrow pointed at the closed padlock icon).

Clink on the View Client for Windows to be re-directed to VMware website to download the compatible VMware View Client. Even though it says "… for Windows," other OSes are available for download.


Figure 1B: Secured Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Portal

2. VMware View Client for 64-bit Windows download website. Click on the Download button.
You will need administrative right to your computer to install the client.

Figure 2B: 36MB VMware View Client

Figure 2A: VMware View Client Download Website

3. Double click on the installation file.

At the writing of this document, the product version is 5.2.0-848202 x64.

Step 1: Welcome to the Installation Wizard…Click Next
Step 2: Accept License Agreement & Click Next
Step 3: Custom Setup - Click Next

Figure 3: Step 3 showing default setting

4. On step 3 of the installation wizard, be careful entering the Connection Server address. Typos will result in connection error.
Step 5: Accept the Enchanced Single Sign On default and click Next.

Step 6: Configure Shortcuts - Click Next
Step 7: Click on Install
Step 8: Click Finish & Click Yes to restart computer.

Figure 4: Step 3 - Default Server - Connection Server Address

5. There should be a VMware View Client icon on your desktop.

Figure 5: VMware View Client Shortcut

Note: Search for CSULB IT Knowledgebase for "Connecting to Virtual Desktop."