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How to Access Virtual Desktops

Students, faculty, and select staff may now log in to a virtual desktop from any computer or smart mobile device using either an app or their browser. Your virtual desktop gives you home and mobile access to the full WVC Windows 7 desktop experience, including Microsoft Office 2010 and the contents of your My Documents folders. See also these answers to Frequently Asked Questions about virtual desktops.

Click here​ to download a PDF version of these instructions

Student side login instructions

  • If on your personal computer

    • Visit http://mypc.wvc.edu
    • Install the VMWare Horizon View Client for your operating system
    • Restart your computer
    • Run the program
    • Enter the server name mypc.wvc.edu if asked
    • Enter your student login and password (do not include your @student.wvc.edu email extension)
    • Make sure drop-down is set at STUDENT, not WVCADMIN
    • Click Connect
    • Note: for complete instructions, reference this PDF guide

    If on a computer that is not your own

    • Visit http://mypc.wvc.edu
    • Click the button for VMWare Horizon View HTML access
    • Read the disclaimer and hit Accept
    • Enter your student login and password (do not include your @student.wvc.edu email extension)
    • Make sure drop-down is set at STUDENT, not WVCADMIN
    • Click Log In
    • Optional: change your browser to Full Screen mode to increase your screen space

    If on a mobile device

    • Search for and install the VMWare View app using your device's app store
    • Enter the server name mypc.wvc.edu if asked
    • Enter your student login and password (do not include your @student.wvc.edu email extension)
    • Make sure drop-down is set at STUDENT, not WVCADMIN
    • Tap Connect

Staff side login instructions

  • Follow steps described above to reach the login screen
  • Enter your staff side login and password
  • Make sure drop-down is set at WVCADMIN, not STUDENT
  • Log in
  • Choose Staff Windows 7 Desktop
    • Note: Logging in to WVCADMIN and then choosing the Student Windows 7 Desktop does not work as it results in an error

Set up your Outlook Exchange email account within your virtual desktop 

(Note: you only need to set up your Outlook account in your virtual desktop once. Your account information is remembered thereafter.)

  • From your virtual desktop, open Microsoft Outlook
  • Set up a new account
  • Choose the Manually configure server settings or additional server types option
  • Choose Microsoft Exchange server or compatible service
  • In the Server box, enter: ad-ex-wvcmail.wvc.edu
  • For User Name, enter your full WVC email address
  • Click Next
  • Wait while Outlook downloads your emails and other data

Need help? Contact helpdesk@wvc.edu or call (509) 682-6550