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Does VMware horizon client support macOS Big Sur

VMware horizon client can't connect successfully when I use macOS big sur.

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The latest Horizon Client was released last week and supports macOS 10.13, 10.14 and 10.15:

VMware Horizon Client 5.4.3 for Mac Release Notes


Forum Usage Guidelines: https://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-12286
VMware Training & Certification blog: http://vmwaretraining.blogspot.com
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When will it be supported? Is there any preview version which supports macos 11.0 now?

I updated my macOS from catalina to big sur, so my working software (vmware horizon client) can't work now...sad

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Operating systems are not supported on the Horizon Client until they are released - Mac OS 11 just went into Public Beta and won't be released until this Fall. 

Chris Halstead Staff Architect, EUC Technical Marketing chalstead@vmware.com Twitter: @chrisdhalstead
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Thank you. Is there any other solution? Such as can I use Microsoft Remote Client instead during this time ?

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Hot Shot

You could use the Horizon HTML Access from your browser.

Regards, Michiel.
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Big Sir is out. Where is the update?

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The 5.5 Horizon Client for Mac OS supports Big Sur

Chris Halstead Staff Architect, EUC Technical Marketing chalstead@vmware.com Twitter: @chrisdhalstead
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Will Horizon Client run on the new ARM macs?

 

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and what is the difference between 5.5 and the 2006 version?

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It renders, but the mouse clicks have no effect as with the most recent version. Is there a resolution  to this?

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  1. I've got the same question about the M1 / Apple Silicon Macs asked here.
  2. Has USB redirection support been verified on Big Sur? I was unable to get an authentication token (USB device) to work on Big Sur (public release as of 11/12/2020). It was working as of the most recent release of Catalina on the same MacBook. Thanks!
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That's a bummer. Are you running 5.5 or 2006?

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Version 2006, Build 8.0.0 (16531451)

... though I'm not sure I realized there was a difference. There only seemed to be one download for macOS (or so I thought).

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Per the VMware employee above, 5.5 is supposed to support Big Sur. That's a different version from 2006. Here's the download page:

 

https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/downloads/details?downloadGroup=CART21FQ3_MAC_550&productId=863&...

 

Would be very interested to hear your results!

 

Best wishes,

Alan

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I didn't realize there were 2 different clients. What's the difference? (Or I can look it up later if it's not a quick explanation.)

When searching the web for Horizon client for macOS, the 2006 version is what comes up — and there's no reference to a "5.5." However, I do see 5.x results when searching from VMware's site so I'll try that out today and post back.

Thanks for the clarification!

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Okay, I've got Version 5.5.0 (16962730) installed and I'm still not seeing any difference. Auth token definitely isn't redirected and I'm getting "USB Unavailable" from within the connection.

UPDATE: okay, I feel like a complete n00b but: as the saying goes, when all else fails, restart. I had already checked Security & Privacy and everything checked out but this didn't start working until I restarted. Can't believe I didn't try that. #facepalm

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When will Horizon Client be updated to native ARM app for M1 Macs?

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