Launching multiple instances of the VMware View Client for Mac OS X

When using the VMware View Client for Mac OS X as an administrator you really want to launch multiple instances of the client. While there is no built-in way to launch a second instance of the View Client and therefore a second session to a virtual desktop it is still possible using a little workaround.

Just launch the Terminal.app and enter the following command line:

open -n "/Applications/VMware View Client.app"

As you can see in the screenshot, and hopefully for your self after executing the command above, you now have a second instance of the View Client running. It is also possible to launch additional (3rd, 4th, …) instances.

You can even select the dock option “Keep in Dock” if you don’t want to enter the command every time you want to launch an additional View client instance.

Update: Adding additional View clients to the dock seems to be a bit flakey because sometimes the open View client just gets the focus and no new instance is launched. But the command line option always works.

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