Minimize hardware requirements and install upgrades and patches to multiple machines.
Desktop virtualization provides the hosting infrastructure for virtualizing Windows desktops. It enables remote computing and thin client access from any internet-connected device.
This service enables unit IT staff to deploy thin clients and provide their users with remote access to unit computing resources.
Access is managed by unit IT staff, who can include users with a corresponding UMROOT Active Directory account.
Users can access the service through the mydesktop.umich.edu portal.
Departments import and manage their own operating system images, from which pools of virtual desktops are built.
To set up this service, you will:
Both persistent and non-persistent deployments are supported:
OS images can be built from scratch, converted from an existing physical machine or created using the U-M Shared Desktop.
For more information, visit the FAQ.
Windows-based virtual machines can be accessed from thin clients, Macs, Windows computers, Linux machines and many mobile devices.
This service will support connecting to:
For additional operating systems, contact the ITS Admin Help Desk.
The Desktop Virtualization service can meet your unit's needs a variety of ways. You could use it to do the following tasks: