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How do I connect to the Virtual Computer Lab using the desktop application?

These instructions apply to Windows and MacOS and will show you how to connect to UIC's Virtual Computer Lab service:

Instructions for Windows
Instructions for MacOS

Windows

Download the Windows Desktop client depending on your operating system.

64-bit (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2068602)

32-bit (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2098960)

ARM64 (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2098961)


Install the Windows Desktop Client.


    1. Click Next.

    Click Next

    

    2. Check the box to agree next to "I accept the terms in the License Agreement" and click Next.
Click I Agree

    

    3. (Optional: Install for all users if you are an administrator and would like to) Click Install.
Install for all users

    

    4. Click Finish.

   


Launch the Windows Desktop client.


    1. Click Subscribe.
Click finish

    

    2. Enter your UIC email address, then click Next.
Click Subscribe

    

    3. Enter your password.
Enter password

    

    4. Double click on an available desktop host icon.
launch

    

    5. Enter your password.
Enter password

    


MacOS

1. Install the free Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 app from the Mac App Store. (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop-10/id1295203466?mt=12)

2. Open Microsoft Remote Desktop and click the Workspaces tab, then click Add Workspace.

Open Microsoft Remote Desktop and click the Workspaces tab, then click Add Workspace.
       
3. Enter https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com/api/arm/feeddiscovery. It will search for workspaces linked to this URL, and you should see these results. Click Add.

NOTE: The URL in the picture is different.  Please use the above URL.

Enter https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com. It will search for workspaces linked to this URL, and you should see these results. Click Add.
   
4. In the window that appears, enter your UIC email address (netid@uic.edu), then click Next.

In the window that appears, enter your UIC email address (netid@uic.edu), then click Next.
   
5. When the UIC logo appears, enter your common password, and click Sign In.

When the UIC logo appears, enter your common password, and click Sign In.
   
6. Double click on an available desktop host icon.

Double click on an available desktop host icon.


7. Enter your NetID and common password to authenticate to the virtual desktop.

Enter your NetID and common password to authenticate to the virtual desktop.





Keywords:WVD, VDI, Azure, MacOS, Windows   Doc ID:99366
Owner:Scott R.Group:University of Illinois Chicago Technology Solutions
Created:2020-03-24 11:24 CSTUpdated:2020-11-13 13:21 CST
Sites:University of Illinois Chicago Technology Solutions
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