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Academic Technology Launchpad: Virtual Desktops

Quick Guide to computer and academic technology resources for students.

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On- Campus College VDI Computers

You’ll find zero client, VDI or Cloud computers in our Libraries, Student Achievement Centers, hallways, and labs. 

They look like a typical monitor, keyboard and mouse, but there is no tower or mini-PC attached.

You're connected to your virtual desktop using the Madison College network and application servers. 

Easy to use:

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

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On-Campus College Desktop Computers and Laptops

VMware Horizon iconVMware app is already installed. 

Click the VMware desktop icon to connect to your virtual desktop. 

Sign Out, Disconnect and Log Off

Protect your personal information! 

Virtual Desktops on your computer

Off-Campus or On-Campus: your Virtual Desktop 

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