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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Save Your Data

If you have a non-persistent (Linked Clone) VDI, remember to save your documents to the network shared drive or OneDrive for Business as any data saved on the linked clone will be deleted at logoff.

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About Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

A VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) provides users with the virtual desktop environment and applications that best support their business requirements.
 

Available To

Faculty, Staff
 

Benefits and Key Features

Some examples of how clients can benefit from the VDI service include:

  • Secure access to shared resources, such as the shared network H, K, and R drives, digital kiosks, and lab machines
  • Dedicated, virtual, and secure desktop environments, with any time, anywhere access
     

Getting Started

You will need to be enrolled in two-factor authentication to be able to access your VDI either through a Duo push or landline phone call. Read more about two-factor authentication at wright.edu/2fa.


 

Usage Instructions

Installing the VMware Horizon Client for Windows

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Select the Install VMware Horizon Client button.

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Click Go to Downloads next to VMware Horizon Client for Windows.

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On the "Download VMware Horizon Client for Windows" page, click the Download button in the bottom right corner.

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Once the download is complete, open the application.

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Click Run.

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Follow the prompts to install the client.

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Click Finish.

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Open the VMware Horizon Client from your Start menu.

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Click New Server. The server name is vdi.wright.edu.

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Log in with your campus ‘w’ username and password.

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You will receive a push notification from Duo. Select Approve.

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The home screen will open displaying all of your available applications. Double-click an application to open it.

Installing the VMware Horizon Client for Macs

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Select the ‘Install VMware Horizon Client’ button.

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Click ‘Go to Downloads’ next to VMware Horizon Client for Mac.

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On the ‘Download VMware Horizon Client for Mac’ page, click the ‘Download’ button in the bottom right corner.

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Once the download is complete, open the application.

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Click ‘Agree’ to the License Agreement.

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Drag the ‘VMware Horizon Client’ icon to the ‘Applications’ folder. The client will install in that folder.

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Open the VMware Horizon Client from your Applications folder.

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Click ‘Open’.

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Click ‘Continue’.

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Click ‘New Server’.

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Enter the server name vdi.wright.edu.

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Enter your campus username and password.

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You will receive a push notification from Duo; click ‘Approve’.

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The home screen will open displaying all of your available applications. Double-click an application to open it.

Questions?

If you have any questions, contact the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4827, or email helpdesk@wright.edu