IT-Services Instructions and FAQ

Using VMware Horizon platform

Index

The first step

Installing a local software

Using a browser-based version

Using locally saved data with a local software

The first step

 

Go to https://vdi.uwasa.fi/

 

Note! 
After entering your username and password, approve the login in Microsoft Authenticator, unless approved you get noticed "Access denied".
If you are not already using two-step authentication here are the instructions for MFA authentication.

 

1. Install a local software. Installation for a staff device can be done from the Software Center.

2. Use a browser-based version.

Install a client version

 

Download an installation package, which is compatible with your device.

Choose "Agree & Install".

An installation begins.

An installation has been successfully completed.

 

Finish the installation by restarting your device.

Launch the application from the shortcut

 

Select "Add server".

 

Enter "https://vdi.uwasa.fi/" as the connection server.

 

Login by using only your username (e.g. a12345) and password. 

 

Note! After entering your username and password, accept the login in Microsoft Authenticator. If you are not already using two-step authentication here are the instructions MFA authentication.

 

 

You can choose an option, which you prefer.

 

Now a locally installed VMware Horizon and all software are at your disposal. You can quit a session from "Disconnect from this server", located top-left corner of the user-interface.

Quit a session by pressing "OK".

 

 

 

 

Using a browser-based version

 

Login by using only your username (e.g. a12345) and password.

 

Processing the logging in. 

 

Note! After entering your username and password, accept the login in Microsoft Authenticator. If you are not already using two-step authentication here are the instructions MFA authentication.

 

You can select a software from the view.

 

You can open or minimize a side panel of VMware Horizon.

 

You can stop a software, which you are running.

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You can launch a software from the list of side panel.

 

You can logout by using a following method.

 

Using locally saved data with a local software

 

Open ”Settings”.

 

MAC users -> VMware Horizon Client -> Preferences -> Drive Sharing

 

Windows users

 

 

1. Go to ”Sharing”.


2. You can use locally saved files by activating ”Share your local files”.


3. You can use locally connected storage devices (like USB drives and sticks) by activating ”Allow access to removable storage”.

 

 

You can add local folders by using a following method:


1. Press “OK”.


2. Browse a save destination (a folder) you want to use. Confirm changes by pressing “OK”.

 

 

1. Now a local folder is selectable for a save destination on VMware Horizon programs.


2. I you want to remove a save destination, you can do it by activating row, where a save destination folder is by using a mouse and then pressing “Remove”.

 

 

Save the settings by pressing first “Apply” and then “OK”.

 

 

 

Now VMware Horizon programs should detect your local files and storage devices.


1. A destination folder, which you set in previous phases.


2. Removable storage devices connected to your computer.


3. Local folders of your computer.


4. Your personal university network drive.