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The UVA Hive

How to Connect to the Hive on Windows

Supported Windows Operating Systems for the UVA Hive

See Currently Supported Computing Technologies: Supported Operating Systems

Download & Install the VMware Client for Windows

Note: You only have to do this part the first time you connect to the Hive. After that, you can always skip down to Connecting to the Hive, Logging In, & Launching Software.

  1. Obtain the appropriate VMware View client for your computer by downloading from the UVA Software Gateway. How to tell if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit.
  2. Click Save. Your browser will probably display warning screens about using an EXE file or downloading a file from an unverified publisher; but do not worry. Just click OK to continue.
    • After you click Save, find the downloaded installer .exe file in your Downloads folder.
      • If you are using Windows 10/8.1, select “Run.”
      • If you are using Windows 7, right-click on the installer and select “Run as administrator.”
  3. Click on Next.
  4. Proceed through the installation wizard screens, clicking Next as needed. You will have to accept the terms of the license, and then click Next a few more times.
    1. Ensure the Default View Connection Server lists If it lists something else, change it by deleting whatever appears there and manually typing instead.
    2. Click Next.
    3. Select where you want your VMware View connection program shortcuts to show up on your computer (i.e., your desktop, on the All Programs list off of the Start Menu, Quick Launch toolbar, etc.). This shortcut is what you will click on in the future to launch the client, anytime you want to connect to the Hive. Click Next again as needed.
    4. Click the Install button. You will see the following window: Client Installation Window
      You may have to wait a few moments during installation; please be patient.
    5. When the installation is complete, click Finish.
  5. You may be prompted to restart your computer. If so, restart your computer.

You have completed the first-time setup. Proceed to Connecting to the Hive, Logging In, & Launching Software. (From now on, you can always skip to that step.)

Connecting to the Hive, Logging In, & Launching Software

  1. To connect to the Hive, double-click on the VMware View Client shortcut icon wherever you chose to place it on your computer in step 4c of the First-Time VMware View Client Setup Instructions, above.
    • Note: You may have opted for this icon to appear on your desktop, the All Programs list off of the Start Menu, the Quick Launch toolbar, etc.
  2. Click on Connect.
  3. The first time you connect, you will see this window about software license restrictions. Please read, then click OK.
    Software Licensing Warning
  4. You will see a login screen. Type:
    • Username: your UVA computing ID (e.g., mst3k)
    • Password: your UVA password (Don’t know this password? You can (re)set it if needed.)
    • Domain: Eservices (Select from the dropdown list if not already selected)
  5. The next window will show you the Hive desktop. Select it, then click Continue.
  6. After a few seconds, you will see a Welcome screen, and then you will see the desktop of your virtual computer.
  7. To launch the software you want to use, click the Start button at the bottom left of the Hive desktop, which will open the Windows Start Menu.
  8. Then click on All Programs to see a list of all software available on the Hive. Click the name of the software program you want to use, and it will open in the Hive.

  Page Updated: Friday 2018-06-22 14:55:38 EDT