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Virtual Desktop and Applications
As a student or teacher you can access our virtual desktop infrastructure. Virtual desktop are pre-configured Windows 8.1 PC with a set of programs you will need to perform your study or work at the Faculty of Computer Science We are providing desktops in our computer labs and also over the internet.
Accessing virtual desktops
Virtual desktops are available the PC labs E331/E431/E531 in the E building. To access them just power on a PC and choose
1) View Client - VDI Desktop
The VMware View client starts and in a couple of seconds the login dialog will pop up. Please choose UNIBZ as you domain ant type in your username and password.
At this point you have access to different resources. You can start your virtual desktop by choosing Windows 8.1 - PC Labs. The first run will take a couple of minutes to log you in to your desktop.
Your PC/MAC/Andriod/iOS/Linux device
You can also access the virtual desktops form your devices. Clients for the principal OS here. Apps for iOS and Android can be dowloaded form the respective stores, just search for “VMware View”.
The client needs to be configured to be able to access the desktops. Press the “+” button
and type https://desktop.scientificnet.org as server.
login with your credentials
and choose Windows 8.1 - PC Labs
The first run will take a couple of minutes to log you in to your desktop.
HTML5 access - Unsupported
If you need to access your desktops and you don't have the possibility to install the client, you can use a HTML5 compatible browser. This access is offered as best effort, there are some know issues, like you have to use the US keyboard layout and we won't provide support.
Point it at https://desktop.scientificnet.org/ and choose VMware Horizon HTML access
Put your credentials and dont'forget to choose UNIBZ as domain
Select Windows 8.1 - PC Labs
If you disconnect from the View client the session will run for 2 hours. After this time your virtual desktop will be powered off and unsaved work will be lost. There is no time limitation if you stay connected.