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How do I install the Virtual Desktop Service on to a PC, laptop or tablet with no VMWare Horizon Client available?
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How do I install the Virtual Desktop Service on to a PC, laptop or tablet with no VMWare Horizon Client available? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff This article describes how to install the Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) on a PC, laptop or ta... Read More
How do I use the Virtual Desktop Service?
Viewed 34705 times since Tue, May 31, 2016
How do I use the Virtual Desktop Service? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff  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 do I install th... Read More
What is the Virtual Desktop Service?
Viewed 20974 times since Tue, May 31, 2016
What is the Virtual Desktop Service? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff  The Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) enables you to access an Edinburgh Napier desktop from anywhere, anytime on almost any device. This includes: Most University applicat... Read More
Can I print using the Virtual Desktop Service?
Viewed 20765 times since Tue, May 31, 2016
Can I print using the Virtual Desktop Service? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff  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: Click on the Ann... Read More
Can I connect a USB device when I’m accessing the Virtual Desktop Service?
Viewed 20702 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  The majority of VMWare clients will allow you to “through connect” USB devices from a local device e.g. a personal laptop.... Read More
How do I install the Virtual Desktop Service on to a tablet?
Viewed 20398 times since Tue, May 31, 2016
How do I install the Virtual Desktop Service on to a tablet? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff  This article describes how to install the Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) onto a tablet. For instructions on how to install the VDS on a PC, laptop ... Read More
Will my Virtual Desktop disconnect after a period of inactivity?
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Will my Virtual Desktop disconnect after a period of inactivity? Aimed at: Edinburgh Napier’s staff Yes, for security purposes staff members’ Virtual Desktops will automatically disconnect after 30 minutes.   Read More
How do I disconnect from a Remote Desktop session?
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How do I disconnect from a Remote Desktop session? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff If you are connected to your office PC via a Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) you need to ensure that when you disconnect from the session you do not shut dow... Read More
Can I use the "Delivery Delay" option when using Outlook via the VDS?
Viewed 4988 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