Connecting To A Virtual Computer From Off Campus
Posted by Nick Schwartz on 26 May 2015 09:59 AM

To connect to a GC virtual computer, you need to download and install the Horizon Client software on your personal computer or iPad/iPhone, using the instructions below. 

Note: You can always visit the helpdesk with your computer or device to get help with setting up the Horizon Client. 

 

Windows users:

  1. Navigate to view.goshen.edu
    • Click Install VMWare Horizon Client on the left
    • Then download and run the appropriate VMware Horizon Client for either your 32-bit or 64-bit Windows
    • If prompted, select IPV4
    • Under default server enter: view.goshen.edu
  2. Once the Horizon Client is installed run the program
  3. Double click Add Server
  4. The Connection Server name to enter in is: view.goshen.edu
  5. Log in with your Goshen College username and password
  6. Choosing which virtual computer to connect to:
    • Employees: Select “Offices” or "Offices - NonPersistent" from the list. NOTE: If you are connecting on the day that your GC computer is being upgraded to Windows 10, you will instead connect to "Windows 10-NonPersistent". After your upgrade is completed, you will connect to "Win10-Offices." 

    • Students connecting when on or off-campus: Select "Windows 10-NonPersistent" from the list. Note: At the end of the summer, once we have completed the Windows 10 migration, the name will change from "Windows 10-Non-Persistent" to "Windows 10-Labs." 

  7. To log off of a Windows 7 Virtual computer, click Start Menu and click Log off.
    To log off a Windows 10 virtual computer, click the Start menu, click on the profile icon, and then click Sign Out. 

 

Mac users:

  • If your using a Goshen College owned Mac:
  1. Run Manage Software Center
  2. In the list of software find and install the "VMWare Horizon Client"
  3. Once the Horizon Client is installed open the Application. 
  4. The Connection Server name to enter in is: view.goshen.edu and then click on the Connect button
  5. Enter in your Goshen College username and password, and make sure that "GC" is in the Domain field. 
  6. Choosing which virtual computer to connect to:
    • Employees: Select “Offices” or "Offices - NonPersistent" from the list. NOTE: If you are connecting on the day that your GC computer is being upgraded to Windows 10, you will instead connect to "Windows 10-NonPersistent". After your upgrade is completed, you will connect to "Win10-Offices." 

    • Students connecting when on or off-campus: Select "Windows 10-NonPersistent" from the list. Note: At the end of the summer, once we have completed the Windows 10 migration, the name will change from "Windows 10-Non-Persistent" to "Windows 10-Labs." 

  7. To log off of a Windows 7 Virtual computer, click Start Menu and click Log off. 
    To log off a Windows 10 virtual computer, click the Start menu, click on the profile icon, and then click Sign Out.
  • If you using a personal Mac:
    1. Navigate to view.goshen.edu
    2. Click Install VMWare Horizon Client on the left then download and run the appropriate VMware Horizon Client for Mac
    3. Once the Horizon Client is installed open the App
    4. The Connection Server name to enter in is: view.goshen.edu
    5. Choosing which virtual computer to connect to:
      • Employees: Select “Offices” or "Offices - NonPersistent" from the list. NOTE: If you are connecting on the day that your GC computer is being upgraded to Windows 10, you will instead connect to "Windows 10-NonPersistent". After your upgrade is completed, you will connect to "Win10-Offices."

      • Students connecting when on or off-campus: Select "Windows 10-NonPersistent" from the list. Note: At the end of the summer, once we have completed the Windows 10 migration, the name will change from "Windows 10-Non-Persistent" to "Windows 10-Labs."Log in with your GC username and password. 

    6. To log off of a Windows 7 Virtual computer, click Start Menu and click Log off.
      To log off a Windows 10 virtual computer, click the Start menu, click on the profile icon, and then click Sign Out.

 

iPad/iPhone users:

  1. From the App store download and install the VMware Horizon App
  2. Once the Horizon Client is installed open the App
  3. Tap on "view.goshen.edu"
  4. Enter in your Goshen College username and password, then tap Login.
  5. Choosing which virtual computer to connect to:
    • Employees: “Offices” or "Offices - NonPersistent" from the list. NOTE: If you are connecting on the day that your GC computer is being upgraded to Windows 10, you will instead connect to "Windows 10-NonPersistent". After your upgrade is completed, you will connect to "Win10-Offices."

    • Students connecting when on or off-campus: Select "Windows 10-NonPersistent" from the list. Note: At the end of the summer, once we have completed the Windows 10 migration, the name will change from "Windows 10-Non-Persistent" to "Windows 10-Labs."Log in with your GC username and password.

  6. To log off of a Windows 7 Virtual computer, tap the Start Menu and tap Log off.
    To log off a Windows 10 virtual computer, tap the Start menu, tap on the profile icon, and then tap Sign Out.
  7. When you get back to the screen where you choose which virtual computer to connect to, tap Logout in the upper left corner. Then, close the Horizon app. 

 

updated 6/4/18, pg

 

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