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Windows Virtual Environment

     NOTE (July 2020): This Windows Virtual Environment component of the UMD service is in pre-release. It will start to be rolled-out during Summer 2020, initially for UIS and UAS staff.


What is the Windows Virtual Environment component of the University Managed Device (UMD) Service?

This is one component of the wider UMD service.

The aim of this service is to provide a cloud-based Windows environment service to enable remote working from any device connected to the internet.

Any Time, Any Device, Anywhere   

What are the benefits?

  • Use of UIS Password (as used by Raven, Office 365 and others) simplifies the user experience
  • Seamless Integration with Blue ADIFS and OneDrive 
  • Improved security 
  • An automatic configuration such as printers, network shares can be applied automatically
  • Access to remote windows virtual environment 
  • Access to remote support
  • Access on any device with an internet connection 
  • Thin Terminals to provide a cheaper and more reliable desktop replacement
This service is chargeable to institutions at £25/month

How do I access it?

The Windows Virtual Environment is built using Citrix. It can be accessed online or using an app. Guides are available on:

Thin Terminals 

A range of supported Thin Terminals can be used with this service, we have a framework with Academia allowing the direct purchase of 1 or many of these devices.  A list of supported devices under this framework can be found below.

Atrust T176 £196.90 ex VAT

Atrust T35c Raspberry Pi 4 B £196.90 ex VAT

Atrust T225L £301.49 ex VAT

Atrust MT182 14" Laptop £693.55 ex VAT

Contact point for enquiries

UIS Service Status

Phone padded  Service status line: (01223) 463085
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