Remote Windows Service Description

Remote Windows Desktop Description

The VMWare Horizon environment consists of a number of Windows virtual machines loaded with the same software as the Windows desktop computers in the MLH 301 CS Computer lab. Because the machines are virtual machines and not actual hardware, certain graphical, CPU or disk intensive applications may not work properly and thus may be inappropriate for this environment. Software that needs direct access to the hardware will also have problems.

The VMWare Horizon desktop can be accessed from anywhere on the Internet. If you are off campus, you DO need the UI Anywhere VPN service.

Client Installation Instructions

The desktops may be accessed via client software. This allows USB sharing.

Using the VMWare Horizon Client on MacOS
Using the VMWare Horizon Client on Windows

The iOS client is available from the Apple app store. Search for "VMware Horizon".
The Android client is available from the Google app store or the Amazon Kindle store. Search for "VMware Horizon".

Session Termination & Restrictions

Please log off VMWare Horizon sessions as soon as you have completed your work. Idle sessions will be terminated, and all work may be lost. Please read the VMWare Horizon Session Termination Policy for more information.

The Horizon environment is restricted to members in CLAS-Students, CLAS-CVM-RemoteDesktopUsers and CLAS-UNIX-Administrators.