Virtual Desktop Service (VDS)

Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) for BYOD (Bring your own device) is provided to cater for the trend of adopting personal mobile devices for teaching and learning. Users can use their personal mobile devices, such as ipads, tablets and notebook computers, to connect to this service in all Academic Buildings (AC1, AC2 & AC3) and the CMC via the campus wireless LAN and enjoy a virtual desktop experience similar to working with a PC in the Teaching Studios.

Currently, 300 Virtual Desktop connections are provided and all Virtual Desktop connections are equipped with Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) for graphic intensive software support. User will have a two-hour session for each connection. The session will be closed automatically after two hours and refreshed to its initial state. Not more than one session can be connected at a time.

Users are advised to save their working files on removable storage (e.g. USB Flash Drive) regularly. The CSC will not be responsible for any data loss.

For more information, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions which also include step-by-step instructions on
"How to connect to the VDS".

csc@cityu.edu.hk