Virtual Desktops

The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) provides the ability to connect to on-campus computers from virtually anywhere. When campus is closed, professors may provide VDI access to the same lab computers you use in person.

How to Connect

To access the VDI, you need to install software on your computer called the “Horizon Client” by VMWare. See installation instructions below:

Horizon Client Installation Guide: Windows Computers

Horizon Client Installation Guide: Mac Computers

Horizon Client Installation Guide: Chromebook Computers (Not Currently Supported)

What labs are available?

Currently 180 Windows computers are available across 8 computer labs.  More systems are being added as instructors and departments request them.  This list will be updated as soon as those new systems are added.

Anderson 220: 28 workstations
Anderson 313: 27 workstations
Anderson 315: 20 workstations
Potter 112: 14 workstations
Potter 308: 23 workstations
Powers 144: 36 workstations
Tech 011: 26 workstations
Tech 265: 6 workstations

Faculty Guide: Requesting Additional Labs

If you would like for a classroom or lab to be made available via VDI, please send a request with the following information to csc@pnw.edu:

  • Class (example: MET 10200 36802-002 PRODUCTION DESIGN AND SPECIFICATIONS)
  • Room (example: ANDR 220
  • Student List (example: kduvall, asmith, twinders, jdoe, mhawes, jbonneville, jshah)
  • Meeting Times (example: Tue/Thu, 8 to 10:50 a.m.)

Having Trouble Connecting?

There is a troubleshooting guide at bottom of each software installation guide above. If you are still having issues, please reach out to the Customer Service Center at (219) 989-2888 or csc@pnw.edu