Mac Installation Instructions

Important note: Please make sure you are not connected to the Rowan VPN client when running the VMware View client. The VPN negatively impacts the speed of the VMware client.

Click the link to download the mac client:

Mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7: VMware View 5.0 Mac client (1.4) - NEW!

-When prompted, the server address is

Step-byStep Instructions:

Click “Agree” on the VMware View Client License Agreement window

Double-click the VMware View Client icon in the window that opens on your desktop

VM icon

Click “Open” when asked if you are sure you want to open it (Click the box next to “Don’t warn me when opening applications on this disk image” to avoid this step in the future)


On the next screen, enter as the server.


Enter your Rowan Network username and password


Choose “RowanCloud Preview” and click Continue (If you would like to run the client in Full Screen mode, choose "Full Screen" from the drop-down in the lower right-hand corner and click Continue)


When asked to allow access, click “Always Allow”



The Windows 7 virtual desktop will then load.  The first time you login the process will take a few minutes.  Subsequent logins will load much more quickly.

Once the virtual desktop is loaded, you can access the RowanCloud Preview Applications from the Start Menu.

You can save your work to your home directory (it mounts, along with the openarea, in My Computer when you login) which you can then also access from your computer.

For more info, please see our Information page