How to Access an Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure virtual desktops can be accessed by using the Microsoft Remote Desktop client or through the web using Chrome, FireFox or Edge.  

iPad First Time Setup Instructions

  • Install the "Remote Desktop Mobile" App from the App Store or Self Service.
  • Open the Remote Desktop Mobile app you just downloaded and installed. 
  • Tap on the Workspaces icon on the bottom right of your screen.
  • Tap the plus in the upper right hand corner and choose Add Workspace.
  • Enter your Bowdoin Email address and tap Next. 
  • Login with your Bowdoin credentials when prompted.
  • Any Workspaces/Virtual Desktops you have access to will show up. 
  • Tap on any of them to connect and enter your Bowdoin credentials.
  • You will be logged in and see the Desktop. 

Mac OS First Time Setup Instructions

  • Download the "Microsoft Remote Desktop App" from Managed Software Center or the Mac App Store. Directions on installing and using Managed Software Center can be found here
  • Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop App you just downloaded and installed. 
  • Click on the Workspaces tab in the top right. 
  • Click the plus icon at the top and choose Add Workspace.
  • Enter your Bowdoin Email address and click Add. 
  • Login with your Bowdoin credentials when prompted.
  • Any Workspaces/Virtual Desktops you have access to will show up. 
  • Click on any of them to connect and enter your Bowdoin credentials when prompted. 
  • You will be logged in and see the Desktop. 

Windows First Time Setup Instructions

  • Download "RemoteDesktop" from Microsoft and then install. 
  • Open the Remote Desktop App you just downloaded and installed. 
  • Click Subscribe.
  • Sign in with your Bowdoin credentials.
  • When prompted un-check Allow my organization to managr my device and click OK.
  • Click Done.
  • Any Workspaces/Virtual Desktops you have access to will show up. 
  • Click on any of them to connect and enter your Bowdoin credentials when prompted. 
  • You will be logged in and see the Desktop. 

Web Connection Instructions

  • Open Firefox, Chrome or Edge and navigate to https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com/arm/webclient/index.html
  • Log in with your Bowdoin credentials when prompted.
  • Any Workspaces/Virtual Desktops you have access to will show up. 
  • Click on any of them to connect and enter your Bowdoin credentials when prompted. 
  • You will be logged in and see the Desktop. 

 

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Article ID: 124682
Created
Fri 1/15/21 9:50 AM
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Fri 1/15/21 10:16 AM