Desktop Virtualization

POSTED: APRIL 30, 2012

University of Kentucky Information Technology (UKIT) has developed the first images for the desktop virtualization project. These images provide access to general Windows student lab software for UK students on their personal devices (desktop, laptop, tablet). The ability for students to access student lab software on their personal computing devices will expand the use of the software and provide anywhere, anytime access to software that was previously offered only in the computing labs.

Testing on these first images has been conducted for the past 2 months and will continue as the images are enhanced and improved. Statistics about the use of the software were gathered, and feedback on these initial tests was available at the end of February. If you would like to use the virtual desktop, go to The first time you visit, you will be asked to download the Citrix Receiver (if using a mobile device such as an iPad or Android device, you will need to go to the appropriate Store or Market and download the free Citrix Receiver beforehand). The next phase of the project will focus on bringing desktop virtualization to the computing lab classrooms and virtualizing individual applications.

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