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.
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".
- 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.
- Click on Add in the top right of the program, and select Workspaces from the dropdown menu.
- Enter your email address as the workspace, and remote desktop will resolve the appropriate connection information. Then click Subscribe.
- Login to Microsoft as normal (if prompted), and proceed through your multi-factor authentication process.
- You will see 2 tabs at the top, "PC's" and "Workspaces". Select Workspaces.
- In the middle of your screen, select Add workspace.
- Enter your email address as the workspace, and remote desktop will resolve the appropriate connection information. Then click Add.
- 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."