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The University has a system in place to allow access to a campus machine from anywhere with internet access. There are two ways to access this system

Access Via HTML

Using this method allows access without installation of any software. All you need is a browser, and your UMES credentials

  1. Open a browser and navigate to https://desktops.umes.edu/


  2. Click the box labeled VMware Horizon HTML Access.


  3. Log in with your UMES Credentials.


  4. You need to click the icon labeled Remote to Office PC

  5. This will bring up a console for you to remote to your PC. Type in your computer name and you can connect to your machine.

Access Via VMware Horizon Client

  1. Open a browser and navigate to https://desktops.umes.edu/


  2. Click the box labeled Install VMware Horizon Client


  3. In the window that appears, Click Go to Downloads for the VMware Horizon Client for Windows. DO NOT use the Client for Windows 10 UWP


  4. On the next page, Download the file listed.


  5. Install the downloaded file. Upon opening, you will see the following screen:


  6. Click Add Server, and type desktops.umes.edu in the box that appears.


  7. Upon pressing connect, the program will request you to input your UMES username and password. 


  8. You will see a simliar screen to the HTML Access which lists the available softwares to you. Click the button Remote to Office PC.

  9. Type your computer name in the window that appears and you will be able to connect.
  10. An additional benefit of using the client is that you can right click and Create Shortcut to Desktop to allow easy access with the click of 1 icon to these Applications.
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