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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

Virtual Desktops unavailable Saturday, Jan 12 2019

Technology Services will be completing upgrades to the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment on Saturday, January 12th, 2019. Maintenance activities will begin at 8 am and end by 2 am Sunday morning. Virtual desktops will not be available until the maintenance is complete.

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