VDI - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
What is VDI?
VDI stands for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and is the technology that enables an operating system and software stored in a central location to be streamed to devices (virtual desktops) in remote locations.
Using a Virtual Desktop
A virtual desktop provides the functionality and experience of a regular computer (software, browsers, etc.) with one MAJOR exception:
Once you log out of a virtual desktop nothing will remain from your session, NOTHING!
- No files downloaded or saved to the desktop or elsewhere
- No software preferences
- No recent or temp files created during a session
- No drives you may have mapped
How to save on a virtual desktop-
VDI at MSU
VDI is replacing the traditional computer environment used in many computer labs on campus and can be found in these locations:
- Landscape Design Lab (Linfield Basement)
- Barnard Hall 255 (Physics Student Lab)
- Gaines 145, 147 (Earth Sciences Classrooms)
- Gaines 346 (Chemistry & Biochemistry Classroom)
- Gaines 343c (Physical Chemistry Lab)
- Gaines 210, 216, 218, 245, 247, 249 (General Chemistry Labs)
- Gaines 217 (Chemistry Help Center)
- Leon Johnson 105 (Cell Biology & Neuroscience Classroom)
- Wilson 1 (Native American/Native Alaskan Club Room)
- Wilson 1-155 (Native American/Native Alaskan Student Success Services)
- Wilson 1-144 (Mathematical Sciences Classroom)