VMWare Horizon

VMware Horizon is a Windows virtual desktop client that can be used to connect to GSA’s intranet, or test something in Internet Explorer.


New employees should have a GSA VMware myView/Horizon account, but if not:

  1. Go to servicedesk.gsa.gov.
  2. Sign in with your ENT username and password.
  3. Click Order Something.
  4. Click Horizon(VDI).
  5. Complete the required fields.
  6. Click Add to Cart.
  7. Click Checkout.

Logging into VMWare Horizon

  1. Click on the VMware Horizon icon (on your desktop)
  2. Enter horizon.gsa.gov for server
  3. Use ENT info for initial VMware Horizon login-in screen
  4. Go to otp.gsa.gov and enter your ENT info to get the Tokencode
    • You can also obtain a Tokencode by installing SecureAuth OTP on your phone, as described in the Get a one-time password? handbook section
  5. Enter the Tokencode back into VMware Horizon login-in screen


See the InSite page. Note that you may need to follow the “Personal Mac” instructions.


  • To move files between your laptop and your Horizon desktop, use Google Drive. You can use Chrome in the Horizon desktop to download and upload files.

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