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Logging into the Horizon Virtual Desktop on Windows

  1. Locate the click the "VMware Horizon Client" shortcut on your desktop and double click it to launch the virtual desktop.
  2. Then, double click on the APPS1.LA.PSU.EDU icon.
  3. The program will ask for your username and password. You will use your PSU ID and password for this login.
  4. Once you enter your account information, you will be able to use the virtual desktop.
  5. It is important to sign out properly to ensure that the virtual desktop is available for the next user. You will need to (1) click on the Windows icon in the lower left-hand corner of the screen, move up the list to where it lists (2) your name and click, then (3) select "Sign out"

Important User Notes:

  1. You will be able to access your local hard drive from this virtual machine, allowing the use of local files directly into this environment
  2. You should sign into Box or OneDrive to access your cloud files from this machine.

Please note: Data should not be saved directly on the virtual computer's drive. All files/data should be synced to BoxDrive or OneDrive. Please verify that your files/data are fully synced before signing out to prevent any data loss.