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Connecting to Virtual Machines

You can connect to virtual Windows or Linux hosts that have a PCoIP Standard Agent or PCoIP Graphics Agent installed. Connections can be made directly to individual host machines, or via a connection broker in managed deployments.

To connect to a remote workstation or virtual desktop:

  1. Double-click the PCoIP Client desktop icon, alias, or program file PCoIPClient to launch the application.

  2. In the Host Address or Code field, enter one of the following:

    • For direct connections, provide the address of the host machine.
    • For managed connections, provide the address of the connection manager. Alt Text

    If you want to save this connection later for easy recall, enter a name in the Connection Name field. You will save the connection in step 5.

  3. Click NEXT.

  4. On the next screen, select your domain from the dropdown list, enter your user name and password for the desktop, and then click LOGIN. Alt Text

    About the Security Padlock Indicator

    The login screen displays a red padlock indicator when accessing a PCoIP agent desktop that uses default self-signed certificates. The icon indicates that the software’s certificate is not signed by a trusted certificate authority (CA). You can use your own CA to create a certificate and then install the appropriate files at each end. If the client trusts your internal CA, a green padlock icon displays on the screen instead. To learn more about certificates, see the PCoIP agent administrators guides listed in the Teradici Cloud Access Architecture Guide.

  5. If your login is successful, the following screen appears with a list of available desktops: Alt Text

  6. Click Connect to connect to the selected desktop.

A short interface delay is normal

When a session is first connected, it may take a few seconds before you can take control of the keyboard and mouse. This is normal behavior.

Single-desktop users

If a user only has access to a single desktop, that desktop is automatically selected and the connection is initiated immediately. These users are not presented with a desktop selection screen.