Using VMware for Remote Access

Question

How do I access on campus resources from off campus, such as the LOA (leave of absence form) or submitting a timesheet?

 

Environment

  • VMware Horizon
  • Windows (7 & 10)
  • Mac OS
  • Android
  • iOS

 

Information

If you are requesting access to this tool for Online Center/PeopleSoft Access (not including CSProd or FSProd), we do have other tools available to you and would strongly suggest inquiring about these instead of Remote Access. 

This tool should only be used to access CSProd, FSprod, J drives, S drives, the Leave of Absence (LOA) form, or SARS Alert from off campus.

 

Instructions

Installing the VMWare Horizon View Client on a College machine

  1. Open the Software Center. For instructions on accessing the Software Center see the Knowledge Base article: Accessing the Software Center
  2. Select VMWare Horizon View Client from the applications list.
  3. Click the Install button. This button is located in the lower right hand corner of the Software Center application.
    • The installation process will take several minutes.
    • Note: the Software Center is only available while on campus

 

Installing the VMWare Horizon View Client on a personal device

  1. Open your preferred web browser.
  2. Click Install VMware Horizon Client.
  3. Click the Go to Downloads link that is associated with your device's operating system
    • Note: Selecting the Windows 10 UWP option will launch the Microsoft Store for installation of the Windows 10 app version
  4. Click the Download button, This will start the download process.
  5. Double Click the file to install the VMWare Horizon View Client.
    • For Mac OS, drag the VMWare Horizon application to your Applications folder
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation process.
If using an older version of Windows visit VMware's site for more details
 

Connecting to Remote Access (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 Campus Network Login Information into the Username and Password fields.
  8. Click the Login button.
  9. Select the Staff Remote option. A new window will open and connect you to the virtual desktop.

 

Connecting to Remote Access (OS X)

  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 Campus Network Login Information into the Username and Password fields.
  6. Click the Login button.
  7. Select the Staff Remote option. A new window will open and connect you to the virtual desktop.

 

Connecting to Remote Access (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 Campus Network Login
  4. Tap the Staff Remote option

 

Connecting to Remote Access (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 Campus Network Login
  4. Tap the Staff Remote 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. 
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Article ID: 204
Created
Thu 7/13/17 1:51 PM
Modified
Wed 4/8/20 5:25 PM

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