Virtualization Desktop Instances (VDI)
The School of Law IT Department has virtualized the Windows desktop PCs in the Law Library (55 computers) and Law Clinic (25 computers). This technology known as Virtual Desktop Instances (VDI) or Virtual Machines (VM) essentially allows a user at the Thin Client computer to connect to a remote session of Windows on a host server. This arrangement allows for advantages in performance, deploying updates, energy conservation and security.
Wyse/ Dell Thin Client computers
The Thin Clients computers at the School of Law have an embedded Windows operating system, allowing users who just want to browse the internet or check email to do so by using the installed version of Internet Explorer without the need to connect to a virtual machine. This also allows greater flexiblilty in the future as virtualization technology develops in the future.
You must connect to a VM in order to print to any of the network printers.
USB FLash Drives
You can plug in a USB flash drive into one of the Thin Client USB ports and access it from the Virtual Machine. Note that the drive will not automatically appear, you will need to browse to Computer where you will find drives called either D or E.
External CD/DVD Drive(s) are available for checkout at the Library CIrculation Desk.