Citrix Desktop and Applications
Citrix Virtual Desktop and Applications is a service provided by Information Technology at UNI that allows students, faculty and staff access to licensed applications from their personal devices.
All UNI students and faculty have access to the Purple Desktop in Citrix.
Below you will find important written information on getting started with Citrix, including installing the client, connecting to the application or desktop, requesting additional access and saving. As a supplicant to the written guide we have created a video that covers the same information. You must be logged in with your UNI account, you can view that here:
Citrix Workspace Client Install (Required)
Student and Personal Device Set up
Installers and guide can be found at: Installing Citrix Workspace and Connecting to Citrix environment
UNI Machine Setup
If you are wanting to install the Citrix Workspace on a UNI managed device, follow these instructions:
At the Add Account prompt you will need to enter: vdi.uni.edu
Saving in Citrix
One of the most important items to know is how to save in Citrix. When you log off of a Citrix app or desktop environment, it is reset for the next person so all data will be wiped. Depending on the device you are working from, we have instructions on how you can save while using Citrix:
ChromeBook: Saving on a Chromebook in Citrix
Requesting Additional Access
If the application needed is not on the Purple Desktop, check to see if it's on the Gold Desktop or Individual applications. If it is, you will just need to request access! If it's not, a faculty member will need to put in a request for us to test and deploy it.
Faculty have the ability to request access to the Gold Desktop or specific applications using the request above. This form can also be used to request new applications be added to the Citrix system.
Students - Student Citrix Request
Students have the ability to request access to the Gold Desktop or specific applications using the request above.
If you have more than one monitor and would like to use both for the Citrix experience, check out these instructions: How to use multiple monitors in Citrix
We have a general FAQ with Troubleshooting steps you can look at if you have additional questions.
If your question is still not answered, complete the Citrix Virtual Desktop Support Request