Welcome to Virtual Owl at Kennesaw State University.

The Virtual Owl website is designed to provide you with a resource for downloading a “virtual desktop” tool on your personal computer or laptop. A virtual desktop is a simulated user interface with a collection of software programs that is located on a remote computer. By connecting your computer to the virtual desktop, you have access to programs that you might not have installed on your computer. The tool for connecting your computer to the virtual desktop is VMware View™.

The VMware Horizon Client page contains links to download the Virtual Owl Desktop Client for Windows and Mac. Help Resources contains links to booklets and videos to assist you with installing and using the Virtual Owl Desktop, providing you detailed information about working with VMware View.

Our goal is to support a better educational experience by providing you with free access to a wide variety of software directly from your own computer.

Minimum requirements:

Windows 10 or higher
macOS High Sierra 10.13, macOS Mojave 10.14, macOS Catalina 10.15 or higher
Ethernet cable
Mac AirPort turned off
Display resolution above 800x600

Recommended use of a 64-bit intel-based Mac to work on your remote desktop or published application.

Note: Virtual desktop availability is limited based on department requests and prior approval.