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A newer service by Wageningen UR, this will soon provide you with the ability to have a remote machine at your will, connectable via an HTML5-compatible browser or a standalone client.

Using the VDI's with a browser

Go to and select 'HTML Access', then log in. You should now be presented with a list of desktops and applications that can be run directly in your browser, no client installation required.

Depending on environment, there may be some caveats with using this - typically special keys (e.g. Ctrl) are difficult to transmit to the remote desktop, and may require the use of a full client.

Client Installation

First, you need to go get the correct client from VMware. Navigate to and search for 'Horizon Client' - the latest version should provide a 64 and 32 bit Linux 'bundle'.

Download this .bundle file - it's just a bash script wrapping around a binary blob - and then set it executable and run it:

chmod +x VMware-Horizon-Client-*.bundle
sudo ./VMware-Horizon-Client-*.bundle --eulas-agreed

Unfortunately this installer requires root to install its components - nothing you can do about that, as it wants to install USB redirection modules. Don't scan anything or register - that's not required for functionality.

If you want all the functionalities to work (USB redirection, Client Drive Redirection, Smart card, etc). You can set some symlinks for specific libraries it is asking for.
!! Bear in mind Client Drive Redirection is not working in 16.xx even when we symlink the libraries

In Ubuntu 16.04:

cd /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
ln -sf
cd /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu
ln -sf
ln -sf
ln -sf
ln -sf

In Ubuntu 16.10 an old version of libpng is needed (libpng12)

You can choose to install that specific version or symlink the recent one. cd /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu ln -sf

cd /tmp #Download wget '' #Unpack tar -xvf libpng-1.2.57.tar.xz cd libpng-1.2.57/ #build ​./configure --prefix=​/usr/local/lib/ make make install # refresh library path sudo ldconfig

In Fedora release 25:

yum install libpng12 libXScrnSaver
cd /usr/lib64/
ln -sf
ln -sf
ln -sf
ln -sf
ln -sf

Client Deinstallation

sudo ./VMware-Horizon-Client-*.bundle --uninstall-component=vmware-horizon-client

A detailed manual can be found at