Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

TCC's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) allows you to log on to a Windows 10 virtual desktop from anywhere you have internet access.

VDI is available for current TCC students, faculty, and staff.

What is VDI?

Using VDI is like to logging on to a campus computer, but provides you with virtual access to many campus applications and programs, including:

  • Microsoft Office (such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access)
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • NetLab

Find our complete list of available programs.

Since VDI has the resources and software you need, you don't need to download anything directly to your device to get your work done.

What do I need to use VDI?

You can use VDI with any of the following.

Devices Operating Systems Browsers
  • Laptop computer
  • Desktop computer
  • Mobile phone
  • Tablet
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Chromebook
  • Chrome
  • Edge
  • Firefox
  • Safari

How do I log in to VDI?

Visit to log in with your student email and password.

Make sure you log off when you're finished with your session.

TCC Employees

If you're a TCC employee and this is your first time using VDI, you will first need to follow instructions on setting up Microsoft Authenticator. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is required to login into VDI.

Tutorials for VDI

Download the visual VDI End User Guide (PDF)Listen to learn more about navigating and troubleshooting VDI, or watch our tutorial video.

Do I need to download anything to use VDI?

No. After you're logged in, you can access all programs and applications through your browser.

You may choose to download the VDI workspace client (Horizon) but it is not required. Troubleshooting with the VDI client is unavailable at this time.  If you download the VDI workspace, do not enter the server name or any information you don't know. Close the application, go back to, and choose the option to open the VDI workspace or application with the client.

Can I save work when I use VDI?

Yes. You'll use Microsoft OneDrive to save your work while you're on a VDI workspace. Microsoft OneDrive allows you to access your documents anywhere, anytime, from any device.

Inactive VDI sessions will automatically be disconnected after 10 minutes. Any unsaved work will be lost after 10 minutes of inactivity.

Visit our VDI FAQ page for instructions on how to connect your OneDrive in your VDI workspace.

Can I access my OneDrive outside of VDI?

Yes. Visit OneDrive online and sign in with your myTCC email and password.

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Updated March 09, 2023