Accessing the CMS Virtual Desktop

You can access the CMS Virtual Desktop by installing the VMware Horizon client or by using the web interface.

While there is also a client available from the Microsoft Store, we recommend you install the client provided by VMware or the web interface as some users have reported problems using the client from the Microsoft Store.

Please note the CMS Virtual Desktop is only available to students in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences who study at the Maritime Greenwich campus.

Using the VMware Horizon client

If you are using a PC at the University, the VMware Horizon client will be available for install from Software Center if there is no shortcut for it on the Start Menu.

On your own devices you can download and install the VMware Horizon client by browsing to https://studentdesktop.gre.ac.uk and clicking on the Install VMware Horizon Client link. This will take you to a page where you can download the client for your device / operating system.

For video instructions on how to do this please see https://www.gre.ac.uk/it-and-library/connect/studentdesktop.

Once you have installed the client you need to create a new connection to studentdesktop.gre.ac.uk:

And then login with your University username and password. Note you need to login as username@gre.ac.uk to be able to access the system.

Using the web interface:

To access a virtual desktop using the web interface browse to https://studentdesktop.gre.ac.uk/portal/webclient/index.html in a web browser and then login with your University username and password.

For video instructions on how to do this please see https://www.gre.ac.uk/it-and-library/connect/studentdesktop.

You will need to login as username@gre.ac.uk to be able to access the system.

Please also note that we recommend that you use the VMware Horizon client if possible to get the best possible performance.

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