About Virtual Desktop

Concordia ITS now offers remote connection to a virtual windows environment for Students of Concordia University. This is commonly referred to as VDI or Virtual Desktop Interface. There are many benefits to using this, some benefits include:
  • Access Network Drives
  • Eliminates the need for VPN

IMPORTANT: You must save your files to your H Drive if you want them kept. Given the nature of a VDI, all files changed and made while logged in, will be deleted once you log out.

Supported Use

Concordia ITS currently supports connection to VDI from a host of different devices. As a student, employee, or contractor you should already have access to the view most appropriate to your status at the University.

Using Virtual Desktop

Does VDI sound like a tool you want to use? It's fairly easy to setup. Select from a list below for instructions on how to install, configure, and use VDI.

*NEW* HTML5 Browser Instructions
Windows Instructions
Mac Instructions
iPad Instructions


The Technology Service Center will attempt to troubleshoot and assist with setup to the best of their ability. For assistance or to request access to VDI, please email at support@cu-portland.edu.