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VMWare VDI Setup

West Valley - Mission Network






General Information  

Before you begin: You cannot access the Remote Desktop without first setting up Multi-Factor Authentication. Please click *HERE* if you have not already set up your MFA. 

 
Think of it as remotely logging on to a secure PC that’s located on campus—it has access to campus network resources that your home computer/laptop doesn’t (shared drives, Banner9/INB, BDM, Argos) 

It’s not logging on to your office computer directly.  You won’t have access to files/folders located only on your office computer.  (Files/folders should be uploaded to OneDrive for cloud accessibility).  

Getting Started 

 

  1. Click “Install VMware Horizon Client” 

*If you have issues downloading, select “HTML Access” and skip to step 9 

 

 

 

  1. If you’ve elected to install the client software, choose your operating system à select Go to Downloads à proceed to download and install the software

      

 

            

 

 

  1. Once installed, you should see an icon on your desktop.  Double-click the icon to run the program

      

 

  1. You will add a new server à type https://mydesktop.wvm.edu àselect Connect

      

 

 

  1. Enter your credentials à select Login 

      

 

 

  1. If your credentials are accepted, you’ll see My Desktop; double-click the icon to launch your Windows session

      

 

 

  1. You’ll see your Windows session booting up. After a short time you’ll arrive at a Windows 10 desktop

      

 
 
HTML ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. If you select HTML Access (web browser), enter your credentials à select Login 

     
         
  2. If your credentials are accepted, you’ll see My Desktop; double-click the icon to launch your Windows session 

      

 

  1. You’ll see your Windows session booting up. After a short time you’ll arrive at a Windows 10 desktop