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    VMware View Client for Mac OS X
    Tech Preview – December 2011

     

    Introduction

    The VMware View Client for Mac OS X Tech Preview is designed to connect to VMware View server based desktops using the high performance PCoIP protocol from the Mac.

     

    We Want Your Feedback

    Please post your feedback on the View Client Tech Preview in the VMware Mac View Client Community at:

     

    http://www.vmware.com/go/macviewclient


    Features In the VMware View Client for Mac OS X

     

    -       Support for Intel-based Macs

    -       PCoIP protocol optimized for VMware View 5

    -       Standard drag and drop install for Mac apps

    -       Full screen support for Mac OS X Lion users

    -       Copy and Paste plain text between View 4.x virtual machines and Mac

    -       Copy and Paste text, formatted text, and graphics between View 5.x virtual machines and Mac

    -       Support optional RSA authentication

    -       Enhanced certificate checking

    -       Add up to 4 VMware View server shortcuts in VMware View Client

     

    System Requirements

    -       A VMware View desktop that supports the PCoIP protocol

    -       An Intel-based Mac

    -       2 GB of RAM

    -       Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and Mac OS X Lion 10.7.0 or later

     

    Installation

     

    -       Double click on the VMware View Client disk image to mount it in the Finder

    -       Drag the VMware View Client icon to the alias of the Applications folder and you are done

     


    Adding Your View Desktop to VMware View Client

     

    -       Launch VMware View from the Applications folder

    -       Click on Add Server on the VMware View Client home screen

    -       Type in the View Server address and click Continue

    -       If prompted, enter your user name and RSA passcode and click Continue

    -       Enter your desktop user name and password and click Continue

    -       Select your preferred desktop and click Connect () or double click on it to connect

     

    Connecting to Your VMware View Desktop

     

    -       Double click on your View Server on the home screen

    -       If prompted, enter your name and RSA passcode and click Continue

    -       Enter your desktop user name and password and click Continue

    -       Select your preferred desktop and click Connect () or double click on it to connect

     

    Disconnecting From Your VMware View Desktop

     

    To disconnect and choose a desktop on the same View Server

    -       Click the Disconnect button () in the toolbar

     

    To disconnect and choose a desktop on a different View Server

    -       Click the Choose Another Server button () in the toolbar

     

    To disconnect and quit the VMware View Client

    -       Choose Quit from the File menu or type Command Q

     

    Adding The VMware View Client To Your Dock

     

    -       Launch the VMware View client

    -       Click on the VMware View client in the Dock

    -       Select Keep in Dock from the Options submenu

    -       When you quit, the VMware View client will still be in your Dock

     

    Known Issues

     

    -       Unable to connect to Windows 7 based virtual machines using the RDP protocol. Workaround: Access your Windows 7 desktop with the higher performance PCoIP protocol or use the older VMware View 4.6 client with Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection to access Windows 7 based desktops with RDP.

     

    Items Under Consideration for Future Major Client Releases Include:

     

    -       Use of Multiple displays/monitors

    -       Printing to locally attached printers

    -       Full screen support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard

    -       SmartCard authentication

    -       USB device connectivity

     

    Again, We Want Your Feedback

    Please post your feedback on the View Client Tech Preview in the VMware Mac View Client Community at:

     

    http://www.vmware.com/go/macviewclient