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Academic Technology Launchpad: Virtual Desktops

Quick Guide to computer and academic technology resources for students.

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VDI Computers: On-Campus

You’ll find zero client, VDI, or Cloud computers in our libraries, hallways, and many classrooms. They look like a typical monitor, keyboard and mouse, but there is no tower attached.

Everything runs on the servers - the hardware connects you to your virtual desktop using the Madison College network and application servers. 

Easy to use:

  • Log on using your college username and password. 
  • USB devices and headphones connect on the side of the monitor. 
  • You will be automatically connected to our college printers and your PrintSmart account. 
  • Remember to Log Off /Sign Out to protect your personal information! 

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Sign Out, Disconnect and Log Off

Protect your personal information! 

Virtual desktop maintenance (downtime) schedule

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Nightly rolling outage window 1:00 am - 5:00 am & Monthly outage window every third Saturday 5pm - 2am