Tufts Virtual Lab (VDI) Desktop Client Installation

You can remotely access the virtual workspace from any web browser using your Tufts credentials to login.

Alternatively, you can follow the instructions below to install the VMWare Desktop Client on your personal laptop, desktop or tablet device to access the Tufts Virtual Lab (VDI).

Windows

  1. Navigate to https://vdi.it.tufts.edu and click Install VMWare Horizon Client.
  2. From the list of clients, locate the VMware Horizon Client for Windows, select the appropriate row for your system, then, click the Go to Downloads link on the far right to download the client.
  3. Start the installation.
  4. Once completed, restart your computer and open the VMWare client.
  5. The only customization required for install is the selection of IPv4 as the IP protocol; leave everything else as the default.
  6. Click the plus icon. Input vdi.it.tufts.edu as the server to connect to, then, input your Tufts Username and Tufts Password to sign in. Make sure the Domain says TUFTS.
  7. Open available desktop or application.

Mac

  1. Navigate to https://vdi.it.tufts.edu and click Install VMWare Horizon Client.
  2. From the list of clients, locate the VMware Horizon Client for Mac row; then, click the Go to Downloads link on the far right to download the client.
  3. Start the installation
  4. Once completed, locate your new application and open.
  5. Click the plus icon. Input vdi.it.tufts.edu as the server to connect to, then, input your Tufts Username and Tufts Password to sign in. Make sure the Domain says TUFTS
  6. Open available desktop or application.

Android and iOS

Follow this link to download the client on your tablets or mobile devices: https://www.vmware.com/go/viewclients