Remote Desktop Access

CADE is proud to launch VMware’s VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) solution for remote access to Windows 7 and 10 desktops. We have 128 desktops available for use on-campus or off with no need to use a VPN.

The Windows 7 pools are identical to the Engman lab build while the 2 Windows 10 builds are a collection of base engineering software used in our labs.

Some, but not all of the programs installed are:

Matlab
Microsoft Office Professional
Microsoft Visual Studio
Solidworks
Comsol
Ansys
Ansys Ansoft
Altium
Abaqus
Cadence OrCAD, Pspice and PCB
Autodesk Maya
ArcGIS
CST Studio
LsDyna

There are two options to connect to the desktops:
1) HTML5 web browser access: Just follow this link and make sure to select the “USERS” Domain and login using your CoE Windows username and password.

2) VDI client access: Install a VMware Horizon Client from VMware. There are clients for Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and of course, Windows. Once the client is installed, input the connection server as: https://coesec.eng.utah.edu. Login (make sure to select the “USERS” Domain) using your standard CoE Windows username and password.

Once logged-in through either option, double-click on a pool and a desktop will launch. If, by chance the pool you choose failed (too many users, maintenance, etc.), just choose another pool.

You must be a Professor or currently an enrolled student to access our VDI pools as they are funded with student monies

Feedback, program(s) install requests for VDI, complaints or general questions should be directed to support@coe.utah.edu