Accessing The Student Virtual Lab through VMware

Information

The Student Virtual Lab is available to all students through VMware. This enables off-campus access to the following lab software programs:

  • SPSS Statistics
  • Maple
  • MS Access
  • MS Publisher
  • MS Visio
  • QuickBooks
  • Acrobat DC

 

Environment

  • mydesktop.grcc.edu (VMware Horizon HTML Client)
  • VMWare Horizon Desktop Client
  • Windows (7 & 10)
  • Mac OS
  • Android
  • iOS

 

Process

Access VMware Environment

Via HTML Client

  1. Open your preferred web browser
  2. Navigate to mydesktop.grcc.edu
  3. Click VMware Horizon HTML Access
  4. Sign in with your MyGRCC username and password 
  5. Click Student Virtual Lab
  6. You are now connected to the Student Virtual Lab and may access your lab software

 

Via Desktop Client

Please reference the Knowledge Base article for Installing the VMware Horizon Client

 

Connecting to the Student Virtual Lab

Using Windows

  1. Click the Start Menu once the installation process has completed.
  2. Search for VMware
  3. Select the VMware Horizon View Client menu option. This will launch the application.
  4. Click New Server.
  5. Verify that mydesktop.grcc.edu is in the Connection Server field.
  6. Click the Connect button.
  7. Enter your MyGRCC Login Information into the Username and Password fields.
  8. Click the Login button.
  9. Select the Student Virtual Lab option. A new window will open and connect you to the virtual desktop.

 

Using Mac OSX

  1. Open the Applications directory.
  2. Double-click on VMware Horizon View Client.
  3. Verify that mydesktop.grcc.edu is in the Connection Server field.
  4. Click the Connect button.
  5. Enter your MyGRCC Login Information into the Username and Password fields.
  6. Click the Login button.
  7. Select the Student Virtual Lab option. A new window will open and connect you to the virtual desktop.

 

Using iOS

  1. Download VMware Horizon from the App Store.
  2. Open the application and enter mydesktop.grcc.edu for the server.
  3. Connect to the newly created server using your MyGRCC Login information
  4. Tap the Student Virtual Lab option

 

Using an Android

  1. Download VMware Horizon from the Play Store.
  2. Open the application and enter mydesktop.grcc.edu for the server.
  3. Connect to the newly created server using your MyGRCC Login information
  4. Tap the Student Virtual Lab option

 

Disconnecting from Remote Access

  1. When your work is completed and you wish to leave the remote desktop connection, click the Start menu.
  2. Select the Account button.
  3. Select the Sign out option

Details

Article ID: 1516
Created
Thu 3/26/20 9:07 AM
Modified
Fri 7/9/21 5:38 PM