Remote Access


Trinity offers a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (or VDI) service to everyone with TU Network credentials. By logging into VDI, you can access your Trinity desktop from anywhere. Also, available is access to the Virtual Private Network (or VPN).  This is a service that gives your Trinity University-owned device to connect directly to the on-campus network.

These are great solutions for those who are working from off-campus and need access to network drives, protected library resources, specialized software, and so on.

Users

Trinity faculty, staff, and students

 

Getting Started

Based on the type of remote access you require, you may either use VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – a temporary desktop that resides on the Trinity University network) or VPN (Virtual Private Network – a service that allows your Trinity University-owned device to connect directly to the on-campus network).

If you only require access to certain resources that are available on campus only (i.e., Colleague, network drives, etc.) and need the ability to perform tasks that require general productivity software (Microsoft Office, Adobe, etc.), VDI is more suitable.

The usage of VPN requires prior authorization from your respective VP or designate and access must be requested from ITS.

 

VDI Access Options*

VMware Horizon screenshotComputer: Through the web at vdi.trinity.edu. Select VMWare Horizon HTML Access and log in with your TU Network credentials. Enter Trinity for the domain.  Note:  This method of connecting to VDI does not require a download, but should be used for smaller and basic computing tasks. For better performance and functionality, the VMWare Horizon Client Software should be used.

OR

Download and install the VMWare Horizon Client Software for macOS.

Need help installing it?  Download VMWare Horizon Client Installation Instructions for macOSPage 
instructions (found on the right column of this page).

OR

Download and install the VMWare Horizon Client Software for Windows.

Need help installing it?  Download VMWare Horizon Client Installation Instruction for Windows instructions (found on the right column of this page).

* Please Note: Anything you save to the virtual desktop while using VDI will not be saved once you log off, and you must log off the desktop when you no longer need to access it. If you need to save your work while using VDI, please save it via an email to yourself, in Google Drive, or in your network storage drive folder.

 

VPN Access Options

VPN is restricted to Trinity University-owned devices and requires an authorization prior to use. Please read the TUNetwork Use Policy before proceeding. 

Download and install the VPN AnyConnect Client for Windows (found on the right column of this page).

Need help installing it?  Download VPN AnyConnect Client Installation for Windows instructions (found on the right column of this page).

Once you have successfully connected to the Trinity University network, download VPN-NetworkDrives.bat (found on the right column of this page) to map out your network drives (e.g. V:, U:)

OR

Download and install the VPN AnyConnect Client for macOS (found on the right column of this page).

Need help installing it?  Download VPN AnyConnect Client Installation for macOS instructions (found on the right column of this page).

Mapping to network drives is not available on the macOS side.

 

Getting Help

If you have questions about using or logging into Trinity VDI or VPN, please contact the ITS HelpDesk at helpdesk@trinity.edu or x7409.