Connecting USB Storage Using VMware View Software

Connecting USB Storage Using VMware View Software

VMware View Software is installed on computers connected to classroom lecterns. The software allows presenters to remotely connect to desktops hosted on our cloud infrastructure.  This allows the presenter the ability to bring lab computers into the class room in much the same way our ThinClients do.

VMware View also allows you to connect your USB Storage devices to the remote desktop computer; however, there are a few additional steps required to make this happen.

Step 1: Remotely Connect to Cloud Computer

Step 1-1:

Double click on VMware View icon located on your desktop

Step 1-2:

You should get a window that looks like the one below. Next, insure the check box labeled,  “Log in as current user:” is checked.

Step 1-3:

Click Connect. Then select the desktop pool you want to log into. We are going to select CEECS – Students for this demo. Then click Connect to establish a connection with the remote desktop VM.

Step 2: Connect your USB Storage Device

Step 2-1:

Connect your USB storage device to one of the USB slots available on the computer you are using. The computer may need to install a driver and properly configure the device. This may take a minute or two to complete.

Step 2-2:

Look at the top of your screen, there should be a small black menu bar at the center. Click Connect USB Device then choose the device you just plugged in.

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