Virtual Desktop

Virtual Desktop

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is an alternative to traditional desktop computing which allows users to access a virtual session from any location without being tied to a single machine.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is an alternative to traditional desktop computing. A computer's operating system and applications usually run locally on its internal hard drive. With VDI, the traditional desktop is replaced by a virtual session from a remote server. 

Virtual Desktop Service offers the following benefits to MU departments:

  • Reduced life cycle cost for the operating system and hardware.
  • Improved overall support of the operating system and hardware.
  • Remote location access to user desktop.
  • Reduced energy usage.

There is a recurring fee of $27.50 per month for MU departments, payable by MoCode.

Audiences:

  • MU
    • departments

IT Pros can go to doitservices.missouri.edu to request new and change or cancel existing Virtual Desktop Hosting. Login to the self-service portal with your University user id and password, select Service Catalog, and search for Virtual Desktop Hosting. 

Go to doitservices.missouri.edu and click on the Help icon. Login to the self-service portal with your University user id and password, and Search for Answers accordingly. For additional assistance, contact our Help Desk at 573-882-5000.