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New Virtual PC (VPC) Function to Allow Remote Access

VPC is a good alternative to desktop office PCs.  To facilitate departments to provide PCs that are set up with proper security protection for their staff to work outside the campus, the VPC functions have been further enhanced for allowing remote access outside the campus network through HKUVPN.  This new VPC functionality (user guide) would allow colleagues working off-campus to gain access to and work on the same VPC as if they work at their offices within the University premises.  By making use of VPC and its remote access function, departments and their staff would be able to save the effort and mitigate considerable risk of data security breaches in the requirement of copying data files from an office PC to a USB portable storage device when such files are required for work outside the campus.

Departments can complete CF85 to request VPC for staff use. The VPC facility does not require charges to departments. Its deployment would save much of the resource, effort and time of a department in the purchasing, network and security configuration, software installation, etc.  A VPC will come in the form of a small VPC box with connections to campus network, display and keyboard, and with the readily usable set-up of Windows 10 and a common set of software with a 100GB personal drive. 

To know more about the benefits of the VPC facility, please click here to take a look at the videos. In case you have any questions on the VPC, please contact the undersigned or ITS Service Desk.


Davis Tong
Systems Team
Tel: 3917 5719
Email: davistong@hku.hk