When your end users log in and launch their desktops, they can start running the applications and performing tasks such as accessing USB and other devices connected to their local computers, sending documents to any printers that the local computer can detect, and using multiple display monitors.

These steps describe using a VMware Horizon Client for the first time to launch a desktop provided by your Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure environment.

Familiarize yourself with the most up-to-date information regarding VMware Horizon Clients. For example, to check for up-to-date VMware Horizon Client support information, see the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes at https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php and to see the respective documentation, see the VMware Horizon Clients documentation page at https://www.vmware.com/support/viewclients/doc/viewclients_pubs.html.

From your organization's DNS information, obtain the fully qualified domain name that is associated with the IP address that this Horizon Cloud Node uses for desktops, such as desktops.mycorp.com. See the steps in Determine the Horizon Cloud Node IP Address for Use by Desktops for how to use the Administration Console to view the IP address that is assigned to this Horizon Cloud Node.


Start the VMware Horizon Client.


If you did not configure a certificate for your environment, accept the untrusted connection.


Select the choices in the VMware Horizon Client for adding a new server.


In the new server configuration, enter the name that was added to the DNS for the environment, for example, desktops.mycorp.com.


Enter the credentials for your Active Directory user in the authentication dialog box.


If two-factor authentication is configured, enter RSA or RADIUS credentials.


Select the desktop that you want to launch from the displayed list.


(Optional) For advanced configuration, right-click the desktop and make your selection.