Step 2: Connect to Virtual Andrew-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Step 2: Connect to Virtual Andrew

  1. Double-click VMware View Client to launch the application.
  2. In the Connection Server text box, verify that the address is
  3. Click Connect.
  4. Enter your Andrew userID and password.
  5. Select Andrew from the Domain drop-down menu.
  6. Click Login.
  7. Select a desktop from the list, such as Virtual Andrew. In the Display drop-down menu, select how you would like the Virtual Andrew window to be displayed, e.g., Window-Large.
  8. Click Connect.
  9. You may be prompted by a security window giving you the option to block or unblock the VMware View Client.  Select Unblock to continue.
  10. You are now connected to Virtual Andrew.  A window for the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) will be displayed and will resemble the desktop for a Windows machine.
  11. Use the Start > All Programs menu to access the available software. This may take several seconds; please be patient.
  12. When you are finished, select Start > Log Off to exit Virtual Andrew.

Last Updated: 05/31/2012