An Introduction to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
A core feature of this solution is our remote access solution which allows anywhere, anytime learning from a diverse selection of devices.
By using this technology teachers and students will be able to securely access their desktop environment from any location and on any device that is connected to the internet.
Then staff and students can use the Academy’s software even when for example you don’t have the software or licence on your home computer.
Requirements to access the VDI desktop from home
- PC, Laptop or Mac
- Citrix Receiver installed on your computer (free to download)
- An Internet connection
- That’s it!
How do I Use VDI?
Log in using your username and password by clicking the following link: https://vdi.trfa.org.uk
When entered for the first time eg. on a home device you will see a message like the one below, asking to install a Citrix receiver licence locally – this is normal and what you should expect to see
After a few minutes of waiting patiently – you should get confirmation that the installation is complete. Finally set up is initialised and ready for all subsequent logins.