Using VMware for Staff 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

Accessing VMWare HTML Version (no installation)

  1. Open your preferred web browser.
  2. Navigate to https://mydesktop.grcc.edu.
  3. Select VMware Horizon HTML Access

 

Installing the VMware Horizon Client

See related article for Installing the VMware Horizon Client onto a college or personal computer.

 

Connecting to Staff 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 MyGRCC 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 Staff 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 MyGRCC 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 Staff 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 MyGRCC Login information
  4. Tap the Staff Remote option

 

Connecting to Staff 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 MyGRCC Login information
  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. 

Details

Article ID: 204
Created
Thu 7/13/17 1:51 PM
Modified
Tue 5/18/21 7:55 AM