Connecting to Campus Remotely - VPN or VDI

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In an effort to be able to support our University’s remote work directive, Information Technology Services (ITS) has rolled out a new alternative solution to its VPN remote access service called Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). 

 VDI is a web-browser-based solution that allows access to network file-shares, such as the G:\ ,  S:\ or Z:\ drives, as well as to most applications and services used by faculty and staff. 

ITS is requesting that individuals who only require access to their network file-shares and Microsoft O365 Office products such as Office, Teams, OneNote etc., use the new VDI service instead of VPN.

Click here to start the new VDI web-based service and to get answers to questions you may have about VDI.

Please note that use of this VDI solution requires no action by ITS; VDI is an entirely self-service process that may be initiated by any faculty or staff member on their computer.

ITS continues to recommend that university work be conducted on university-owned and university-issued devices that were previously defined for remote work.

We encourage you to share this information with your co-workers, and we thank you for your support and patience during this unprecedented time of need. 

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