Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) provides access to the university network and standard applications at any time, from any location, with multiple devices with an active internet connection.
You can use VDI to:
The way you login to VDI has changed to include multi-factor authentication (MFA). This will improve the security of your details and the system. Learn how to set up MFA.
VMware Horizon Client for iOS is a free iOS app. You install it just as you do any other third-party iOS apps.
If you're viewing these instructions on your iOS device, you can follow the direct app store link to VMware Horizon Client for iOS
Once the VMware Horizon Client for iOS is installed, go to the "How do I connect using the VMware Horizon Client?" section below.
VMware Horizon Client for Android is a free Android app. You install it just as you do any other third-party apps.
Once the VMware Horizon Client for Android is installed, go to the "How do I connect using the VMware Horizon Client?" section below.
For those users who do not wish to install the software or are unable to install it, there is the Charles Sturt University VMware Horizon Web Interface.
This will give you access to your virtual desktop environment, however there are limitations such as local devices not being available. This includes printers, USB, CD/DVD and local files.
Once you've downloaded and installed the VMware Horizon Client onto your device:
While inside the VDI environment, you will be able to access your own computer's hard drive or USB storage devices plugged into your own computer. Please make sure to save any work onto these storage devices. Documents saved in any other location will be lost.
The VDI environment is refreshed regularly. As a result, work saved in any location other than those listed above will be deleted.
The user folder will be named the username you log in to your computer with and includes folders such as your documents and download folders.
This folder should be automatically shared with the VDI environment. If your folders aren’t appearing inside VDI, click the box to share or allow access to your user folder.
For sharing with USB sticks or portable hard drives, tick the option "Allow access to removable storage".
Click on the + or Add button and in the new window navigate to the desired folder and click Add or Ok.