If your Horizon FLEX virtual machine is on a USB device or deployed to your Windows machine, you must register it with the Horizon FLEX server before you can open it in Player Pro.

If your virtual machine is on a Horizon FLEX server, you must download it to a folder on your Windows machine. See Download a Horizon FLEX Virtual Machine with Player Pro.

Obtain the following information from your Horizon FLEX administrator:

Instructions about whether to turn on a VPN connection.

Instructions about whether to install certificates on your Windows computer.

Credentials for connecting to the Horizon FLEX server and logging in to your virtual machine.

The encryption password for the virtual machine. You will need this password to unlock the virtual machine.

(Optional) The restrictions password for the virtual machine, if you are allowed to change restricted virtual machine settings.

Install Player Pro on your Windows machine. See Install Player Pro on a Windows Host.

If your virtual machine is on a USB device, connect the USB device to your computer and copy the virtual machine to your computer.

If a VPN connection is required, turn on the VPN.

1

Double-click the VMware Player icon or select Start > All Programs > VMware Player to start Player Pro.

2

In the VMware Player window, click Open a Virtual Machine.

3

Browse to and select the virtual machine configuration (.vmx) file for the virtual machine and click Open.

4

Type the encryption password that your Horizon FLEX administrator provided and click OK to unlock your virtual machine.

Important

If you are prompted to change the encryption password, retain the new password for future use. You cannot access the virtual machine without this password.

5

Type the credentials that your Horizon FLEX administrator provided for the Horizon FLEX server and click Connect to connect to the server.

You must connect to the Horizon FLEX server to register your virtual machine.

6

When the disclaimer message appears, click Power On if you agree.

The virtual machine powers on.

7

Log in to the guest operating system with the login credentials that your Horizon FLEX administrator provided.

If your virtual machine does not start, see Troubleshooting Horizon FLEX Virtual Machines.