UC Clermont

Using Virtual Desktop - MyDesk

UC MyDesk

UC Clermont has set up a virtual desktop—MyDesk so that faculty and students in online courses can use course-related software at no extra cost from the convenience of your home.

UC MyDesk provides access to many commonly used applications, including Office Suite 2019, SPSS, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Acrobat, etc. Please review the complete list of applications at the bottom of this page. 

Access MyDesk


Step 1: To access the UC MyDesk please use your browser to navigate to https://mydesk.uc.edu

Step 2: Select Access VMware Horizon Client HTML Access

When you get to the link you will see two options:

  1. Install the VMware Horizon Client, 
  2. Access VMware Horizon Client HTML Access. We recommend using the VMware Horizon Client HTML Access for your first try of accessing the desktop as it does not require you to install a client.

Step 3. Log in with your UC central login

Once you select VMware Horizon Client HTML Access, You will then be prompted to enter your UC login (your 6+2 username) and your password 

You need to go through Duo Two-Factor Authentication to log in with your UC account

Step 4: ISelect Clermont Student Desk

After you logging in you will see four desks available, please select Clermont Student Desktops. Then you will be able to access MyDesk. 

Step 5: (Optional): If you want to install the client to access MyDesk, please read the Knowledge Base Article MyDesk Virtual Desktop Client Access

Video Tutorial

Please watch the video below for a tutorial on accessing MyDesk. 

Software List

The following applications are available for you and your students to use on MyDesk:

  • Office 2019
  • Adobe Acrobat DC Reader
  • Chrome 78.0.3904.108 
  • Firefox 68.4.0 
  • Notepad++ 7.8.2
  • Java jdk-8u221 x64 
  • Java jre-1.8.0_23164 x64 
  • Eclipse IDE 2019-12 
  • Visual Studio Code 1.14.2 
  • Visual Studio Community  
    • VS Workloads
      • ASP.NET and Web Development 
      • Python Development 
      • Node.js Development 
      • .NET desktop development 
      • Desktop Development with C++ 
      • Mobile and Gaming 
      • Mobile development with .NET 
      • Game Development with Unity 
      • Mobile development with C++ 
      • Game Development with C++ 
      • Office/SharePoint Development 
      • Data Science and data analytical applications 
      • Data and storage processing 
  • SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio)
  • SPSS 22
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Acrobat DC
    • Acrobat Distiller DC
    • Animate 2019
    • Audition 2019
    • Bridge 2019
    • Character Animator 2019
    • Creative Cloud
    • Dimension
    • Dreamweaver 2019
    • Illustrator 2019
    • InCopy 2019
    • InDesign 2019
    • Lightroom
    • Media Encoder 2019
    • Photoshop CC 2019
    • Premiere Pro 2019
  • Unity 2019.2.8f1
  • Python 3.7