You can sometimes resolve problems with Horizon Client by uninstalling and reinstalling the Horizon Client application.


Verify that you have root access on the Linux client system.


  • In a Terminal window, change to the directory that contains the installer file, and run the installer command with the -u option.
    Option Command
    For uninstallation, if you have set executable permissions
    sudo env VMWARE_KEEP_CONFIG=yes \
    ./VMware-Horizon-Client-YYMM-x.x.x-yyyyyyy.arch.bundle -u vmware-horizon-client
    For uninstallation, if you have not set executable permissions
    sudo chmod +x VMware-Horizon-Client-YYMM-x.x.x-yyyyyyy.arch.bundle
    sudo env VMWARE_KEEP_CONFIG=yes \
    ./VMware-Horizon-Client-YYMM-x.x.x-yyyyyyy.arch.bundle -u vmware-horizon-client

    In the installer filename, YYMM represents the marketing version number, x.x.x represents the internal version number, and yyyyyyy represents the build number. arch represents the CPU instruction set architecture.

    Note: If you are uninstalling version 5.5 or earlier of Horizon Client, the installer filename does not contain the marketing version number YYMM.

    Using the VMWARE_KEEP_CONFIG=yes setting means retain the configuration settings when the client is uninstalled. If this environment variable is not set, you are prompted to specify whether to save the configuration settings.

What to do next

You can reinstall the client or install a new version. See Install or Upgrade Horizon Client for Linux from VMware Product Downloads.