VMware View 4.5


VMware View Installation Guide : Installing and Starting View Client : Install View Client by Using View Portal

Install View Client by Using View Portal
An expedient way of installing the View Client or View Client with Local Mode application is to open a browser and browse to the View Portal Web page. You can use View Portal to download the full View Client installer for both Windows and Mac client computers.
As of View 4.5, View Portal installs the full View Client for Windows, with or without Local Mode, and View Client for the Mac.
Note
View Portal does not support Linux. A native client for Linux is available only through certified VMware partners.
 
Prerequisites
If you plan to install the USB Redirection component, verify that the Windows Automatic Update feature is not turned off on the client computer.
Procedure
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Internet Explorer can determine whether an upgrade is available, whereas Firefox and Safari cannot. Also, in the list of installers, Internet Explorer lists 32-bit installers if the client has a 32-bit system and lists 64-bit installers if the client has a 64-bit system, whereas Firefox lists both 32-bit and 64-bit installers.
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If the version available from View Connection Server is newer than that installed on the client device, you can choose to upgrade. If the version is the same as that on the client device, View Portal starts the View Client installed on the client computer.
If you have an older version of View Client and a smart card is required for client connections, an Internet Explorer browser prompts you to insert your smart card before View Portal checks the version of your existing View Client.
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Inserting a smart card and Cancel have the same effect.
What to do next
Connect to the View desktop. See Start the Windows-Based View Client or View Client with Local Mode or Start View Client on Mac OS X.