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Lab Anywhere: Windows PC

Follow along with this process using the LTS video tutorial Lab Anywhere: Install and Use on a Windows PC.

Installing the Local Client

  1. Open a web browser, and navigate to You will see the following screen:

    virtual homepage

  2. To install the local client on your computer, choose the Install VMware Horizon View Client option.

  3. You will be brought to the page below:

    Vmware Product List Windows

  4. Near the top of the list, you will see the VMware View Clients for both 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Windows. Next to the appropriate option, click Go to Downloads.
    A screen similar to the one below will appear.

    Windows Client

  5. Click Download at the bottom right of the screen.

  6. Click Run at the bottom of the screen.

  7. A window will appear, asking if you want to allow the following program (VMware) to make changes to your computer. Click Yes.

  8. Follow the installer steps to install the View Client. Click Next to advance through the installation. You will also need to accept the license agreement to continue.
    Note: When you reach the License Agreement screen, you will have to select I accept the terms in the license agreement in order to continue.
    Note: When you reach the Custom Setup window, you can leave the settings unchanged and click Next.
    custom setup

  9. When you reach the Default View Connection Server window, type in the text box, and click Next.

  10. Choose your preferred set-up for the Enhanced Single Sign On default behavior and the Shortcuts to be installed, and click Next.

  11. VMware View is now ready to be installed. Click Install. The process will only take a minute or two.

  12. A dialogue box will appear, asking you if you wish to restart your computer now or later. This must be done at some point in order to complete the installation. To restart your computer now, click Yes. To do it later, click No.

Running the Virtual Lab Client

  1. Access the virtual lab by using an installed shortcut or going to in your browser.

  2. If using a shortcut, make sure the Connection Server text box reads


  3. Click Connect.

  4. In the box that appears, type your UW-Eau Claire username and password.

  5. Click Login.

  6. Select which virtual machine you wish to use, and click Connect.
    Note: Students usually choose General Access Lab Computer.

    general access

Once you are connected, you will automatically be logged in. It is normal for this to take several minutes. You now have a Windows 7 instance that acts exactly like you were in one of our labs.

Warning: Anything saved to the desktop or local drive of this virtual machine is lost when you exit. Always save to a network drive. Your H: drive should automatically be mapped in the virtual machine.

Welcome screen

Questions? Contact the LTS Help Desk!

Help Desk

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