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Remote VPC Access User Guide

HKU Virtual PC (VPC) supports connection from outside the campus network.  All registered VPC users can connect their VPC through any Windows-based PCs in case they are outside their office where the VPC box is located. 
 
Prerequisite:
 
Installed HKU Virtual Private Network (HKUVPN) with 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) 

Recommended Configuration for remote VPC access:

 

Windows:

Mac:

Models

All x86 or x86-64 Windows devices

Any 64-bit Intel-based Mac

Memory

At least 1GB of RAM

At least 2GB of RAM

Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8 or 8.1
  • Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10.x)
  • Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11)
  • macOS Sierra (10.12)
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
One-time Installation Procedure (Window-based PCs)
 
1. Download and install VMware client from here (HKU Portal login is required).
 
2. After the download is completed, double click to unzip the downloaded file.  Then double click to install the unzipped file “VMware-Horizon-Client”.

 
 
3. Click “Agree & Install” to start the installation.  Click “Restart Now” to restart your PC.
 
    
 
 
One-time Installation Procedure (Mac OS X)
 
1. Download and install VMware client from here (HKU Portal login is required).
 
2. After the download is completed, please double click to unzip the downloaded file. Then double click to install the unzipped file “VMware-Horizon-Client”. 

 
 
3. Click “Agree” to start the installation.  Drag the icon on “VMware Horizon Client” to the “Applications” folder.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Connection Procedure (Window and Mac OS X)
 
1. Connect to HKU Virtual Private Network (HKUVPN) (please refer to the prerequisite webpage for details).
 
 
3. Enter your HKU Portal UID and PIN.
   
 
 
4. After a successful login, click Open under the tab “CATALOG”. 
 
 
5. Click “Open Horizon Client”. 
 
6. The VPC session will be established and you can start using your VPC.