New Virtual Desktop Service

Posted on 9 May 2019

On Thursday 16 May we will launch a new Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) to replace the current VDS tool which has reached the end of its life. The existing VDS service will be withdrawn later this term.

From Thursday 16 May,  if you want to access the VDS please use the new service at workspace.york.ac.uk.

You'll need to install a new client on your first use of the service, and then you'll use it in the same way as you currently do, signing in with your University username and password.

If you're using a managed PC or laptop, you'll be able to install the Parallels client via the Software Center. Instructions for installing the client on other devices are available at:

To find out more about what the VDS offers, please see:

If you have any queries about the move to the new service, please email itsupport@york.ac.uk.