Getting Started with Horizon

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Sun, 3/22/2020 - 12:37pm
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VMWare Horizon allows you to log into a virtual environment to obtain access to SRJC resources. It is similar to logging into an employee workstation, providing access to services like network drives, SIS, Escape, PRPP, etc. Horizon offers a secure environment to access these services from off campus.

Use Horizon to access the following:

  • Your X: drive
  • Student Information System (SIS)
  • SARS
  • Escape
  • PRPP

How to Access Horizon

From a home computer or public device (Web access) - If you are using your home computer or some type of public device; tablet, public computer, etc., it is recommended that you utilize the VMWare Horizon web version via https://horizon.santarosa.edu.

From a district laptop or device - The VMWare Horizon Client should be installed on most District-managed laptop or devices. We recommend running and utilizing the Horizon client. If your district computer does not have the Horizon Client installed, please use the web-based version of Horizon.

Launching the Horizon Client for the first time

On all District-managed laptops, the VMWare Horizon Client is already installed. If the client is not installed on your device, please submit this form.

Perform these steps to begin using the client.

  1. Click on the Start Menu
  2. Type VMWare Horizon
  3. Select New Server

    Highlighting the New Server button in the Horizon Client

  4. Enter horizon.santarosa.edu, click Connect

    horizon.santarosa.edu is entered in the server name field.

  5. Enter your SRJC Credentials and click Login

    SRJC Credentials are entered in the login screen.

After successfully logging into Horizon, you will be presented with a screen that looks similar to this one:

Horizon Home Screen

Allowing Sharing for the Horizon Client

After launching your first application, you may be presented with the following pop-up:

Sharing pop-up window screenshot

Clicking Allow will permit file sharing between the computer you are using and the Horizon environment.

Clicking Deny will disable file sharing between the computer and Horizon.