How do I access Wayne State virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)?

Follow the steps below to access the VMware Horizon Client (recommended for full functionality). VDI requires Microsoft multi-factor authentication. Learn more about MFA at

  1. Go to in your web browser.

  2. Choose Install VMware Horizon Client to use the native client. This option will give you the ability to attach local USB drives to the virtual machine you are accessing.

  3. Click on the download link for your respective operating system and install the software per the normal installation process.

  4. Open the VMware Horizon Client.

  5. Click on the to add a new connection server. Type in and click Connect (you will only have to do this once).

  6. Login with your AccessID and password.

  7. Once logged in, double-click on the virtual machine called "vLAB - Engineering" to open it.

Web browser access

  1. Go to in your web browser.

  2. Click on VMware Horizon HTML Access and you will be able to access the virtual machine from a web browser window. NOTE: USB drive access from the virtual machine is not possible with this method.

  3. Login with your AccessID and password.

  4. Click on the virtual machine called vLAB - Engineering.

Exiting vLAB

To exit, click Sign Out on the start menu of the virtual machine (do not just close the web browser or VMware Horizon Client).

NOTE: You will need to save any data (to your local computer, OneDrive account, email, etc.) prior to exiting vLAB. When you sign out, the virtual machine is removed and its resources are added back to the main cluster for distribution elsewhere.