Virtual Desktop (VDI): Access via VMware Horizon

With VMware Horizon, you can access your virtual desktop from anywhere. You can either install the Horizon Client or access your desktop from your browser using Horizon HTML Access. We recommend accessing via Horizon Client as this is the more stable and convenient option.

Requirements:

  • You are using a virtual desktop (VDI).
  • You know which domain to choose. If this is not the case, contact your IVV.
  • Access via Horizon Client (recommended)

    1. Install the VMware Horizon Client

    Go to the page zivvdi.wwu.de and click on "Install VMware Horizon Client". On the download page, select the version for your operating system and click "Go to Downloads". Download the installation file on the following page. Open the installation file and follow the instructions to install the client.

    1. Install the VMware Horizon Client
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    2. Add Server

    Then start the client. Click on "Add Server". Enter the name of the connection server: zivvdi.wwu.de. Click on "Connect".

    2. Add Server
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    3. Login

    Enter your WWU ID, your WWU password and the required domain. (If you do not know which domain to choose, contact your IVV.) Then click on "Register".

    3. Login
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    4. Select Desktop

    You will then see a list of the desktops available to you. Click on the desired desktop to start it.

    4. Select Desktop
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  • Access via Horizon HTML Access

    1. Go to Login Page

    Go to zivvdi.wwu.de. Click on "VMware Horizon HTML Access".

    1. Go to Login Page
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    2. Login

    Enter your WWU ID, your WWUpassword and the required domain. (If you do not know which domain to choose, contact your IVV.) Then click on "Register".

    2. Login
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    4. Select Desktop

    You will then see a list of the desktops available to you. Click on the desired desktop to start it. (Tip: You can switch your browser window to full screen with F11 to work more comfortably. Use Escape to exit full screen mode).

    4. Select Desktop
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