Windows Virtual Desktop: How to Access and Log into the Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is a desktop virtualization service that runs in the PGCC Azure cloud. This service is connected to the on-prem environment to allow users to access core intranet resources and file systems. WVD is the next evolution in virtual desktop technology and is available for core functions, otherwise inaccessible from remote connections.

This knowledge article demonstrates how to access and log into the Windows Virtual Desktop.

Step 1

 Go to:

Step 2

If prompted, select your PGCC email account.

Windows Virtual Desktop: Microsoft Account dialog pointing to your PGCC email account

Step 3

Enter your PGCC email and password then click Sign in.

Windows Virtual Desktop: PGCC's Single-On Page with the Sign In button highlighted

Step 4

Click the Employee Desktop icon. Note: If you do not get the Employee Desktop icon, and only see moving horizontal dots at the top of your screen, click the Reload this age button on your browser.

Windows Virtual Desktop: Remote Desktop Web page pointing out the Employee Desktop icon

Step 5

The Access Local Resources dialog appears. Select the Don't ask me again for connections to this computer check box then click Allow. 

Note: Printing is only available to PGCC printers or through a redirect printer that creates a PDF which downloads it to your host machine‚Äôs Download folder.

Windows Virtual Desktop: The Access Local Resources dialog with both the Don't ask me again for connections to this computer and the Allow button highlighted

The Connecting and launching "Employee Desktop" dialog appears.

Windows Virtual Desktop: The Connecting and Launching Employee Desktop dialog is displayed

Step 6

Enter your user name and password then click Submit.

Windows Virtual Desktop: The Enter your credentials dialog is displayed with the Submit button highlighted

The Employee Desktop appears which includes some basic applications and your drive mappings.

Note: This environment has a time-out feature. After two (2) hours of inactivity, you will be disconnected. Two (2) minutes before you are disconnected, you will receive a warning notice. After three (3) additional hours of inactivity, your disconnected session will close all programs and shut down.

Windows Virtual Desktop: The Employee Desktop is displayed

Step 7

To end your session, click your name then click Sign Out.

Windows Virtual Desktop: The Drop-down menu pointing to the Sign Out option




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