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To access virtual desktops using your Web browser, choose the VMware Horizon HTML Access option.

Browser on Windows or Mac OS:

  1. Point your web browser to https://desktops.umes.edu and select VMware Horizon HTML Access.
  2. Login with your UMES username and password.
  3. Select one of the virtual desktops or applications available.

Windows:

Downloading the VMware Horizon Software

  • To access this environment please visit the following website with your web browser to download the VMWare View Client: https://desktops.umes.edu
  • Select the option that says “Install VMware Horizon Client”
  • This will take you to the vmware site for VMware Horizon Clients
  • Find the line  that says “VMware Horizon View Client for Windows”
  • Do not select the line that says “VMware Horizon View Client for Windows with Local Mode Option“ - Not Currently Supported
  1.  If you are using Windows 32-bit, please download: View Client for 32-Bit Windows
  2. If you are using Windows 64-bit, please download: View Client for  64-Bit Windows

If you are not sure if you are using 32-bit or 64-bit, please visit this link to find out: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218

Installing the VMWare Horizon Software

  • Install the VMware Horizon Client software (just like any other software installs) and accepting the defaults (next, next…)
  • When it asks for the server name please use: desktops.umes.edu

*You will be required to reboot your computer

Running the VMware Horizon Software

  • Username: your UMES USERNAME (without the @umes.edu)
  • Password: Enter your password
  • Domain: UMES
  • Once you have logged in you will get a list of Desktops Available to you, such as the following:
    • All Engineering Students : Please use this unless specifically asked to use a different desktop

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