Step-by-Step DHS Remote Desktop OU Guide
For AIO users you can skip the install and go to Part 2 instructions, as it is included with AIO. You can also skip this part and go to Part 2 if you have installed on your personal device already.
To install the OMES WVD VDI Solution, you will need to install a Microsoft’s universal Remote Desktop client on your system. Do NOT install inside VPN.
For Mac OS, visit the App Store to download the universal Remote Desktop client. Then you can follow the reset of the instructions.
This does not open a webpage; it simply downloads the .msi
Click the up arrow and choose show in folder, or go to the location of download and Install
Check the box to accept and then click Next.
Install just for you.
Check Launch and click Finish.
Once installed, you will be asked if you want to subscribe with URL to receive your resources. Select Subscribe with URL. For AIO users you will need to do this after each reboot or maintenance schedule.
This will ask you to enter an email or workspace URL. Enter rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com
Then select Next.
It will then ask you to sign in. Be sure to sign-in like you are accessing DHS email. The format is firstname.lastname@example.org. It is not your email address.
It will then take you to the OK DHS Federation Services website and ask you to enter your DHS password. Enter password and Click Sign in.
You will be sent an authentication text to confirm your identity, just as if you were accessing DHS webmail or other resources. Please enter the confirmation text (normally six digits).
Once you enter code and click Verify.
On the next screen you will be asked if you want to “Allow my organization to manage my device”. Uncheck the box
Click on the “No, sign in to this app only” option instead.
You will then be asked if you want to Subscribe to the feed URL with the Username you have authenticated. Click Subscribe.
You will need to authenticate and enter a code again.
Once you enter code and click Verify, on the next screen you will be asked if you want to “Allow my organization to manage my device”. Uncheck the box.
Click on the No, sign in to this app only option instead.
These instructions are for setups that already have established Remote connection and setup the OMES WVD VDI.
Launch the OMES WVD VDI Application.
Click on Subscribe.
Click on your user credentials.
You will see the program search for resources.
Once the available connection screen comes up, you will Double Click on the DHS Remote Desktop icon.
The app will start.
Enter your DHS password.
Next part of app will start and you will see it configuring and applying settings.
You will then see a Remote Desktop Connection box. Please confirm the computer name in this box is your computer name. You will need to enter it manually the first time, and after that you will click the drop down if any other names are present and choose your computer.
If this is your first time logging in and you use multiple monitors: Click on Show Options (bottom of window) to bring up additional settings; click on the Display tab, then check the box labeled “Use all my monitor for the remote session”. At this point click Hide Options (bottom of window) and proceed.
Once the correct computer name is on the box you will input your credentials as in the screen shot.
Then click Connect
Enter your DHS password.
Creating a shortcut to use Microsoft’s universal Remote Desktop client
To launch Remote Desktop, click on Start and type “Remote Desktop”; you should see the universal Remote Desktop app listed.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click on the App and decide how you prefer to launch Remote Desktop:
- Launch using Start: click on “Pin to Start”;
- Launch from your taskbar: click on “Pin to taskbar”;
- Launch from a shortcut on your desktop: click on “Open file location”. Once the location opens, right-click on Remote Desktop, select “Send to”, then choose “Desktop (create shortcut)”
Windows 7 Users:
Right-click on Remote Desktop and decide how you prefer to launch Remote Desktop.
- Launch using Start: click on “Pin to Start”
- Launch from your taskbar: click on “Pin to taskbar”
- Launch from a shortcut on your desktop: click on “Send to” > “Desktop (create shortcut)”
If you have any questions on how to use this resource, or problems with the instructions, please email email@example.com so we can assist.