vDesk - Connecting to a Desktop

This article explains how to connect to a virtual desktop with the VMware View Client.

Windows Client

  1. Start the View Client from the Desktop or Start Menu shortcut and specify a connection server of vdesk.uchicago.edu. If your computer is joined to the UCAD domain, you can check the box log in as current user to log in automatically. If your computer is not part of a domain or you aren't sure, leave this box unchecked.
  2. Put in your CNetID and your CNet password. Set Domain for ADLOCAL.
  3. Select the desktop you would like to connect to.
  4. If you'd like to use a different display protocol, you can click the arrow and navigate the menu shown below. You can also reset your desktop and connect to it from the menu.
  5. You can also change how you view the desktop with the display drop down shown below. Multimonitor is not always supported. Ask your system administrator whether it can be set up for you.
  6. Now you are connected!
  7. You can use the option menu to switch to another desktop, disconnect, reset and more.
  8. If you need to work on a file from your USB flash drive connected to the windows computer you are on, you can click Connect USB Device and it will connect the USB flashdrive to the virtual desktop. This may not be available to everyone. If you find the menu missing or greyed out, contact your system administrator.

Apple Client

  1. Start the View Client from the Applications folder and Specify a connection server of vdesk.uchicago.edu. (You must have Microsoft Remote Desktop Connect 2.x installed also). Leave the port setting at 443 and leave both the Use secure connection and Always connect to this server at startup checkboxes checked.
  2. Put in your CNetID and your CNet password. Set Domain for ADLOCAL.
  3. Select the desktop you would like to connect to.
  4. You can also change how you view the desktop with the display drop-down shown below.
  5. You can reset your desktop and connect to it from the menu that pops up from the gear icon.
  6. This is a standard Mac warning when an application wants to use information from your keychain. Select Always Allow or Allow.
  7. Now you are connected!



Keywords:vdi,connect,virtual_desktop   Doc ID:18558
Owner:Manuel A.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2011-05-12 19:00 CDTUpdated:2017-06-19 06:47 CDT
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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