MyDesk (VDI) HSC Work From Home Solution – Client Install

MyDesk (VDI) HSC Work From Home Solution – Windows Client Install

In an effort to maintain productivity and maximize flexibility as the University responds to COVID-19, OU IT has extended the VMware Horizon Virtual Desktop service (VDI) to tri-campus Faculty and Staff.

Please note, you will need to install PingID and then authenticate to get access to this program, please see this page for more.

VDI delivers a CLEAN desktop with secure, encrypted access to network services. VDI does NOT duplicate your on-campus desktop computer. Files stored locally on your on-campus computer are not accessible via VDI.

Accessing VDI via the Client:

  1. To begin, navigate to
  2. You should have two options, a standalone installer and an option for HTML access. Select the option for “Install VMWare Horizon Client”.
  3. You will now be linked to the VMWare download website. Select the “Go to Downloads” link for your operating system.
  4. Next click the Download button for your download, you can either download locally and then click to launch the file, or select Run if prompted by your browser.


Windows Install

  1. When the .exe installer file launches, you will be prompted to agree to the privacy agreement and license terms. Select to Agree & Install.
  2. The installer will now install the software package.
  3. When the install completes, click Finish.
  4. Select to Restart your computer to complete installation.
  5. After the reboot and your operating system loads, select to launch “VMWare Horizon Client” from your installed programs list.
  6. When the program opens, select the Add Server option.
  7. At the “Enter the name of the Connection Server” prompt, enter 
  8. You will now be prompted to enter your username and passcode. Enter your OUHSC username and password.
  9. You should also now be promoted to accept the authentication in PingID.
  10. Select COOP Remote Pool from the list of available virtual desktops.
  11. The desktop window will now load for your instance.


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