Accessing Lancaster Resources Remotely

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Lancaster faculty and staff that wish to access campus virtual desktops remotely must go through the remote access request process. Once approved, a user may follow the steps below to set up remote access.

The steps below apply to only access via VMware Horizon View. 

Any approved faculty or staff member that uses a virtual desktop at the College for their everyday computer can access a virtual desktop from home by installing the VMware View client on your personal device or by using HTML access. HTML access does not require an additional software installation to function and will use your current web browser. It is recommended to install and use the VMware View client for the best user experience.

How to access VMWare View

  1. Open an Internet browser and go to
  2. From here, you have two options: Install the VMware Horizon View client or use HTML access.

Option 1 - Installing the View client:

  1. Launch the Horizon View client.
  2. Enter “ as the connection server.
  3. Click “Accept” on the disclaimer.
  4. Enter your PACollege username and password.
  5. Click “Login”.
  6. Double click the virtual desktop you would like to connect to.

NOTE: Most major platform devices (Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android) will support the View client.

Option 2 - Using HTML access:

  1.  Click on the option that says “VMware Horizon HTML Access”.
  2. Click “Accept” on the disclaimer.
  3. Enter your PACollege username and password.
  4. Click “Login”.
  5. Double click the virtual desktop you would like to connect to.

For technical assistance, please contact: 717-947-6007

The Office of Information Technology is not responsible for the support of a personal device outside of basic troubleshooting in order to allow a connection to SJU resources. SJU does not consider personal mobile devices nor personal or other non-SJU Internet connections as supported systems. It is the responsibility of the owner of a personal device to maintain its functionality and security.

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Tue 11/21/23 12:11 PM
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