HKU Virtual PC (VPC) supports connection from outside the campus network.  All registered VPC users can connect their VPC in case they are outside their office where the VPC box is located. 
 
Prerequisite:
 

Recommended Configuration for remote VPC access

 Windows:Mac:
ModelsAll x86 or x86-64 Windows devicesAny 64-bit Intel-based Mac
MemoryAt least 1GB of RAMAt 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”.

Windows explorer for downloaded file
Window explorer unzipped file

    1. Click “Agree & Install” to start the installation.  Click “Restart Now” to restart your PC.
VMware horizon installation agree and install
VMware horizon installation restart

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”.

Downloaded client

    1. Click “Agree” to start the installation.  Drag the icon on “VMware Horizon Client” to the “Applications” folder.

Accept terms and condition
Move VMware horizon client to Application

Connection Procedure (Window and Mac OS X)

  1. Connect to HKU Virtual Private Network (HKUVPN) (please refer to the prerequisite webpage for details).
  2. Go to https://go.vpc.hku.hk/ VPC (Staff); https://go.vlab.hku.hk VPC (Students)
  3. Enter your HKU Portal UID and PIN.
    • VPC (Staff)
    • VPC login screen for staff (username) VPC login screen for staff (PIN)
    • VPC (Students)
    • VPC login screen for student (username) VPC login screen for student (PIN)
  4. After a successful login, click Open under the tab “CATALOG”.
    • VPC (Staff)
    • VPC for staff
    • VPC (Students)
    • VPC for student
  5. Click “Open Horizon Client”.
  6. Open Horizon Client
  7. The VPC session will be established and you can start using your VPC.
  8. Connecting remote VPC
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