Puget Sound's virtual desktop, vDesk, provides anytime, anywhere access to a wide range of software and tools, including Microsoft Office and discipline-specific applications such as Mathematica and SPSS.
Faculty, staff, and students can access vDesk on any computer by navigating to https://vdesk.pugetsound.edu and by following the steps below. At this time, vDesk cannot be accessed using Google Chromebooks.
Please continue on below for information on how to get started with vDesk. If you've already setup vDesk on your computer, please view our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.
vDesk access requires a onetime download of the Citrix Receiver for each device that you access vDesk with.
Firefox plugin settings need to be adjusted for vDesk to function correctly.
vDesk requires that your browser's popup blocker be disabled for applications to run. Popup settings in common browsers can be found in the following locations:
Internet Explorer: Settings > Internet Options > Privacy > deselect Turn on Popup Blocker
Firefox: Settings > Options > Content > deselect Block Pop-up Windows
Safari: Safari > Preferences > Security > deselect Block Popup Windows
For assistance, please contact the Technology Service Desk by phone at 253.879.8585, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting the Tech Center in the basement of Collins Memorial Library.