Citrix Virtual Workstation Connection Steps

These are the steps necessary to connect to Vis Lab Citrix virtual Desktops and Apps

Download Citrix Instructions here

Logging On

1. From any browser go to beckman.cloud.com
2. Enter your University netID and password using this format for User name, “uofi\NetID”.
3. Then you will be prompted to download the Citrix Workspace App.

browse to citrix

You may operate Citrix desktops and Apps entirely through a browser, you are not required to download the Citrix Workspace.  However, it is highly recommended that you install the Citrix Workspace App as this will greatly enhance your experience and performance.

It is also possible to operate Citrix from a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone.

 

4. After install and the Citrix workspace launches the prompt will ask for you to add an account. Enter “beckman.cloud.com”, this allows the app to this connection in the future.  Click “Add”.

Add Account

5. Citrix Workspace allow for either individual Apps to be launched, which opens a floating window over your local desktop, or an entire Windows Desktop.  Make your selection by clicking the option on the left side.

Citrix workspace

The Citrix Virtual Computer operates just like any ordinary local Windows computer.  Through the file browser on the virtual machine you will have access to all your mapped drives, Z, W, or any group drives that have been assigned like an ordinary workstation.  The only major difference is there’s no local hard disk, as this is a virtual computer.  So all files will need to be loaded from network file server.
ITG Staff can install software or plugins at your request.  In the test configuration staff are learning how to best configure the virtual experience.

 

Logging Off Desktops for Mac

Log-off Citrix desktop properly so that your session ends and billing stops, please carefully follow the instructions.  

1. Hover your cursor over this icon at the top-center of the interface until the dialogue appears.

floating menu icon

2. Select the “Ctrl-Alt-Del” button and follow the log out prompt.

floating menu

If you select “Disconnect” your session will be suspended indefinitely and all current apps will continue running but the windows will close.  You may log into that session again at a future time and continue.  Disconnect will NOT end your billable session and you will continue being charged the Vis Lab computer rate.  We ask that you log off after each session to free up available software licenses for other users.

3. Click “Sign out” to completely end your session and log out.

signout

 

Logging Off Desktops for PC

Log-off Citrix desktop properly so that your session ends and billing stops, please carefully follow the instructions.  

1. Hover your cursor over this icon at the top-center of the interface until the dialogue appears.  And select the “Ctrl-Alt-Del” button and follow the log out prompt.

signout windows

 

2. Or navigate to the Windows start menu, click your account icon, and “Sign out” to completely end your session and log out.

If you select “Disconnect”, or close the Viewer window,  your session will indefinitely be suspended, all current apps will continue running.  You may log into that session again at a future time and continue of log off.  Disconnect will NOT end your billable session and you will continue being charged the Vis Lab computer rate.  We ask that you log off after each session to free up available software licenses for other users.

 

Logging Off Apps For Mac

Log-off Citrix Apps properly so that your session ends and billing stops, please carefully follow the instructions.  

1. Look for the Citrix menu, select “Quit Citrix Viewer...”

Mac citrix menubar copy


2. At the Dialogue select “Sign Out”.

Workspace_SignOut_Dialogue

If you select “Disconnect” your session will indefinitely be suspended, and the apps will continue running.  You may log into that app again at a future time and continue or log off.  Disconnect will NOT end your billable session and you will continue being charged the Vis Lab computer rate.  We ask that you Sign Out after each session to free up available software licenses for other users.

 

Logging Off Apps For PC

Log-off Citrix Apps properly so that your session ends and billing stops, please carefully follow the instructions.  

1. From within the App menu click the File menu, “Exit”

Apps_logout

2. The App will close and End your session.  Then you can simply exit Citrix Workspace.

If you X-Out of the program your session will be suspended indefinitely, and the apps will continue running.