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. Employees: Select “Offices” or "Offices - NonPersistent" from the list
    Students connecting when on-campus: Select "On-Campus Labs" from the list
    Students connecting when off-campus: Select "Virtual Lab" from the list
  6. Log in with your GC username and password
  7. To log off of your Virtual Machine click Start Menu and click Log off

 

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
    • Students connecting when on-campus: Select "On-Campus Labs" from the list
    • Students connecting when off-campus: Select "Virtual Lab" from the list

      Note: if you get a pop-up window asking you to Restart Now or Restart Later to apply changes, choose the option to Restart Later.

  7. To log off of your Virtual Machine click Start Menu and click Log off
  • 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. Employees: Select “Offices” or "Offices - NonPersistent" from the list
      Students connecting when on-campus: Select "On-Campus Labs" from the list
      Students connecting when off-campus: Select "Virtual Lab" from the list
    6. Log in with your GC username and password
    7. To log off of your Virtual Machine click Start Menu and click Log off

 

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. The Connection Server name to enter in is: view.goshen.edu
  4. Employees: Select “Offices” or "Offices - NonPersistent" from the list
    Students connecting when on-campus: Select "On-Campus Labs" from the list
    Students connecting when off-campus: Select "Virtual Lab" from the list
  5. Log in with your GC username and password
  6. To log off of your VM tap the Start Menu and tap "Log Off"
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