Connecting to Bingview Virtual Desktops from a Macintosh computer

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC CLIENTS

You can install Horizon Client for Mac OS X on all 64-bit Intel-based models that use the Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later operating system.

The Mac on which you install Horizon Client, and the peripherals it uses, must meet certain system requirements.

Model: 64-bit Intel-based Mac

Memory: At least 2GB of RAM

Operating systems

  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8)
  • Mac OS X Lion (10.7)
  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)

You must install Horizon Client on Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) or later to use remote applications. Remote applications do not appear in
Horizon Client if the client system is running an earlier version of OS X.

View Connection: Latest maintenance release of View 4.6.x and later releases

Server, Security Server, and View Agent: If client systems connect from outside the corporate firewall, VMware recommends that you use a security server. With a security server, client systems will not require a VPN connection. Remote applications are available only on Horizon 6.0 with View servers.

Display protocol for View: PCoIP or RDP

Software Requirements for RDP: Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac from Microsoft, versions 2.0 through 2.1.1. You can download this client from the Microsoft Web site.

NOTE: Horizon Client for Mac OS X does not work with Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0 and later releases.

Client Installation

Open a browser and point to: https://bingview.binghamton.edu then follow the instructions.

For more information see the document Using VMware Horizon Client for Mac OSX.