On desktop client devices, applying a patch involves downloading and running the installer for the patch version. On mobile clients, applying a patch involves simply installing the update from the Web site that sells apps, such as Google Play, Windows Store, or the Apple App Store.


  1. On each client system, download the installer file for the patch version of Horizon Client.
    Your contact at VMware will provide instructions for this download. Or you can go to the client download page at http://www.vmware.com/go/viewclients. As mentioned previously, for some clients, you might get the patch release from an app store.
  2. If the client device is a Mac or Linux desktop or laptop, remove the current version of the client software from your device.
    Use the customary device-specific method for removing applications.
    Note: With Horizon Client 3.5 for Windows and later releases, you do not need to uninstall the previous version before you install the patch on Windows clients. With Horizon Client 4.1 for Windows and later releases, you can enable the Upgrade Horizon Client Online feature to upgrade Horizon Client online on Windows clients. For information, see the Using VMware Horizon Client document for Windows.
  3. If applicable, run the installer that you downloaded for the patch release of the Horizon Client.
    If you got the patch from the Apple App Store or Google Play, the app is usually installed when you download it, and you do not need to run an installer.
  4. Verify that you can log in to the patched desktop pools with the newly patched Horizon Client.