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How do I install the Virtual Desktop Service on to a PC, laptop or tablet?
Viewed 27847 times since Tue, May 31, 2016
How do I install the Virtual Desktop Service on to a PC, laptop or tablet? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students This article describes how to install the Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) on a PC, laptop or tablet with no VMWare Horiz... Read More
How do I use the Virtual Desktop Service?
Viewed 22954 times since Tue, May 31, 2016
How do I use the Virtual Desktop Service? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Before you use the Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) you will need to install the client: How do I install the Virtual Desktop Service on to a tablet?How d... Read More
What’s the difference between the Virtual Desktop Service and the Virtual Private Network?
Viewed 19541 times since Tue, May 31, 2016
What's the difference between the Virtual Desktop Service and the Virtual Private Network? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff and students The Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) enables staff and students to access an Edinburgh Napier desktop... Read More
Can I print using the Virtual Desktop Service?
Viewed 18520 times since Tue, May 31, 2016
Can I print using the Virtual Desktop Service? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students From the Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) you are able to print to a sub-set of on-campus network printers. To attach to a printer when required: Cl... Read More
Can I connect a USB device when I’m accessing the Virtual Desktop Service?
Viewed 18159 times since Tue, May 31, 2016
Can I connect a USB device when I’m accessing the Virtual Desktop Service? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students The majority of VMWare clients will allow you to “through connect” USB devices from a local device e.g. a person... Read More
How do I install the Virtual Desktop Service on to a tablet?
Viewed 16203 times since Tue, May 31, 2016
How do I install the Virtual Desktop Service on to a tablet? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students This article describes how to install the Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) onto a tablet. For instructions on how to install the VDS on... Read More
What is the Virtual Desktop Service?
Viewed 15936 times since Tue, May 31, 2016
What is the Virtual Desktop Service? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students The Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) enables you to access an Edinburgh Napier desktop from anywhere, anytime on almost any device. This includes: Most Unive... Read More
Will my Virtual Desktop disconnect after a period of inactivity?
Viewed 14212 times since Tue, May 31, 2016
Will my Virtual Desktop disconnect after a period of inactivity? Aimed at: Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Yes, for security purposes: Staff members’ Virtual Desktop will automatically disconnect after 30 minutes. Students’... Read More
Can I connect to more than one Virtual Desktop at any one time?
Viewed 14156 times since Tue, May 31, 2016
Can I connect to more than one Virtual Desktop at any one time? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students No, only one Virtual Desktop connection is allowed per user at any one time. Read More
Can I use sound via the Virtual Desktop Service?
Viewed 14081 times since Tue, May 31, 2016
Can I use sound via the Virtual Desktop Service? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Sound from Virtual Desktops is available via the host device's speakers. Read More
What is the minimum specification for installation of the VDS client?
Viewed 12210 times since Tue, Jun 13, 2017
What is the minimum specification for installation of the VDS client? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Windows: Windows 7 and above Mac OS: Client 4.0 can be installed on OS X 10.6.8 minimum Client 4.5 can be installed on O... Read More
Can I use the "Delivery Delay" option when using Outlook via the VDS?
Viewed 2218 times since Thu, Jan 31, 2019
Can I use the "Delivery Delay" option when using Outlook via the VDS? Aimed at: Edinburgh Napier’s staff When creating a new message within MS Outlook there is an option to "Delay Delivery" enabling users to delay the delivery of email until a ... Read More