Accessing Environments in Windows Virtual Desktop

Login:

  • When you login to the VCL, select Reservations, then click the New Reservation button. In the dialog box that opens, locate the desired environment – it will probably have WVD in the name (HINT: type WVD in the box to only show images containing WVD in the name).
  • Once the environment is selected, the information in the box will change a little, and you will need to click Connect.

 

  • Once connect button is clicked the dialog box will pop up with instructions on how to proceed with your reservation.

 

  • Click on Open the WVD Portal and a new window will appear asking you to sign in. Logging in here requires username@ncsu.edu (ex: jfthomps@ncsu.edu). Password will to be your unity password.

 

NOTE: It may not prompt for logging in if you have previously logged in.

WARNING: If these dialog boxes do not appear with Google Chrome. You may need to proceed with using an incognito window or using another web browser (ex: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc…).

 

  • Once the sign in is successful, a new window will display showing software to which you have access. Click the desired resource to proceed.

NOTE: This will not prompt you to logging in if you have logged in previously.

 

  • Troubleshooting Tip: If you do not see any resources to click on but just see an empty page under All Resources like the following image, reloading the page usually makes them show up.
  • A dialog box asking to Access local resources will appear. Allow the remote computer to access your resources.

 

  • A new dialog box will appear asking for your credentials. The username will be your Unity I.D. (ex: jfthomps) and password will continue to be your unity password. NOTE that you do NOT include “@ncsu.edu” on your username here.

 

  • Once all prior steps have been followed the image will be opened.