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Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) allows NPU users to connect to a virtual computer and use University licensed software. This type of service was previously available using VMWare Horizon View.

Users can connect to a WVD using Microsoft Remote Desktop or via a browser.


Software Installation

Windows

Most newer Windows 10 computers come with this pre-installed. If not, continue here:

  • Launch the Microsoft Store app from your start menu and search for "Microsoft Remote Desktop".
    It may automatically start downloading and installing, if not, select "Get".

Apple

  • Launch the App store and search for "Microsoft Remote Desktop".
    If it is already installed you'll see "Open" otherwise select "Get".
     

Initial Software Setup

  • Launch the Microsoft Remote Desktop from your computer.
  • The first time you run the software you need to configure it for WVD.

Windows

  1. Click on Add in the top right of the program, and select Workspaces from the dropdown menu.
  2. Enter your email address as the workspace, and remote desktop will resolve the appropriate connection information. Then click Subscribe.
  3. Login to Microsoft as normal (if prompted), and proceed through your multi-factor authentication process.

Apple

  1. You will see 2 tabs at the top, "PC's" and "Workspaces".  Select Workspaces.
  2. In the middle of your screen, select Add workspace
  3. Enter your email address as the workspace, and remote desktop will resolve the appropriate connection information. Then click Add.
  4. Login to Microsoft as normal and proceed through your multi-factor authentication process.

Using WVD from the Workspace

  • Now that you have access to, and have setup the NPUVirtualDesktops workspace, simply double click on the SessionDesktop.
  • Login when prompted using your North Park email address and password.

Web Browser Access

  • You may also use this service using a web browser.
  • Go to https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com/arm/webclient
  • Use your University credentials and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Once you have logged in double click on the "SessionDesktop."



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