Accessing Virtual Votey on a Mac

There are two options for accessing Virtual Votey, this page contains directions for both.

First, using your browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc) go to https://desktop.uvm.edu


Here there are two choices:
   A.) Install VMware Horizon View Client -- installs on the computer or device
   B.) Access Virtual Votey via web browser.
It takes longer to install the View Client, but once installed, accessing Virtual Votey is faster.

To access via web browser:

1.) Click on the VMware Horizon View HTML Access icon:


2.) Authenticate with NetID/Password when prompted (Domain is CAMPUS).

You will be connected to the server.

3.) Click on Virtual Votey.

That will bring up the desktop. (This takes a while.)



To install the View Client:


1.) Click on the Install VMware Horizon View Client icon:


This will take you to the VMWare download site.


2.) Click on Go to Downloads under the Mac section
3.) This will take you to yet another VMware page where you can actually download the software.
Click on the Download button:


4.) Go to where you saved the downloaded file and run it. This will bring up the Install wizard. Click Next.


5.) Accept the End-User License Agreement after reading and studying it.

6.) This brings up another window.

In this window drag the VMware Horizon View Client.app icon to the adjacent Applications icon.
Authenticate if necessary

7.) Installation is complete

To run the View Connection Client:

1.) Navigate to your Applications folder run VMware Horizon View Client
2.) If necessary, authenticate for remote printing and USB connections. 3.) If prompted, enter desktop.uvm.edu for the View Connection Server. 3.) Double click on desktop.uvm.edu


3.) Enter your NetID and password to authenticate (Domain is CAMPUS.)


4.) Double click on Virtual Votey


5.) It takes a minute, and you'll now be connected to Virtual Votey.

Keep in mind that Virtual Votey is intended as a platform for students to run costly licensed software without having to come in to Votey and that some other software, while installed, won't run.