Connecting to the Virtual SINC Site on an Android tablet

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Last Updated: December 29, 2020
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Requirements

  • A Wi-Fi or wired Internet connection or a 5G cellular connection.  3G/4G may work, but can be slow and unstable.
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or later.
  • Download the VMware Horizon Client from the Google Play Store.

One important thing before continuing

  • Caution! There is a 30 minute idle timeout.  A warning message will appear that time is running out.  Be aware that you may be leaving unfinished projects alone too long.  You will lose your work!
  • Professors or anyone listed as teaching classes have a 3 hour timeout.

Installing VMware Horizon Client

  • Search for and open the Google Play Store.  Everyone's tablet may be different but the Play Store icon will be the same.

 

  • In the Google Play Store search type "VMware Horizon Client" and begin search. 
  • The search window may change once you begin typing.

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  • You'll then be taken to the application page were you can get the application.  Please click on "Install".

 

  • You should now see a new app icon in your tablet's list of apps

 

Installing the VMware Horizon Client

  • Opening the VMware Horizon Client for the first time will present you with 2 security prompts by your Android tablet.  You won't be asked these questions again.
    • "Allow Horizon to make and manage phone calls?"  This question is really asking if you want the VMware Horizon Client to connect to the internet. 
    • Please touch "Allow".
    • Selecting "DENY" will cause the VMware Horizon Client to open and close immediately.

 

  • "Allow Horizon to access photos, media, and files on your device?"  This is asking you want the ability to transfer files to and from the Virtual SINC Site. 
  • Please touch "Allow" if you want to.   You can change this later as well.

 

Using the mobile Virtual SINC Site

  • Opening the VMware Horizon Client for the first time will be presented with a screen asking what server to connect to.
  • Enter vdi.cloud.stonybrook.edu where it says Server Name or Address and Virtual SINC Site where it says Server Description (optional).
  • Touch the Connect button underneith.

 

  • Launching the client later opens differently.  Touching the icon Virtual SINC Site will initialize a connection.

 

  • After starting a connection, it will then ask for login information.
  • For the User Name field, please enter your NetID.  and enter your password in the Password field.
  • Touch Connect to continue

 

  • Now 3 virtual desktop assignments will be presented.  Touch on one to launch a Windows 10 desktop to begin working on your project.
  • Please be patient.  It may take 1 or 2 minutes for the virtual desktop to load up.

 

 

 

Logging Off

  • There are 2 ways to logoff from a desktop
    • One is to log off from the Start Menu:
    • Click on the Windows logo in the extreme lower left corner of your virtual desktop window.  Then, click on the little person icon in a circle and select Sign Out.


 

  • The other is to simply click on the Log Off button in the virtual desktop:

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