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VCL - Web Access Connection Information

If you are unable to install the VCL client or want to access a virtual desktop without installing any software, you can use the web browser access feature.

We recommend you use Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browsers to connect to the system, as they offer the most stable experience.

The web browser virtual desktop offers the exact same experience as the client version, with the exception of access to your local hard drives and USB devices. All work must be saved on mapped network drives or to cloud storage systems (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.).


Connect to the VCL system with your web browser

  1. Go to the VCL Portal.
  2. Click the "VMware Horizon HTML Access" button.

  3. Login with your AU username and password.

  4. You will now see icons for each desktop pool you can access.

  5. List of desktop pools screenshot

  6. Click on the icon for the desired pool to launch a virtual desktop.


Web Access tips

  • Do not click the browser's Back button, as this will prompt you to end your VCL desktop session. If the sessions is disconnected, the virtual desktop will reboot, wiping all unsaved data.
  • Refrain from resizing the browser window once a virtual desktop loads. This will place extra horizontal and vertical scroll bars in the browser window, which could make navigating the virtual desktop difficult.
  • Remember, you must save all work to mapped network drives or cloud storage systems. You will not have access to your local drives or USB devices when using the web browser access feature.