Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions effective November 1.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

Virtual Desktop-Instructions for Windows

Install VMware Horizon Client for Microsoft Windows Users

1) While logged into your computer as an administrator, browse to https://desktop.wakemed.org and click “View Client for Windows”. This will launch VMware’s website.

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2) On VMware’s website, click “Go to Downloads” under “VMware Horizon Client for Windows”. Be sure to select 32-bit or 64-bit to match your operating system’s architecture.

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3) Click “Download”.

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4) Click “Run” on the banner that pops up along the bottom of the window. You may get a User Access Control prompt. If so, click “Yes”.

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5) Click “Next” on the Welcome screen.

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6) Click the checkbox next to “I accept the terms in the License Agreement” and click “Next”.

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7) Select “IPv4” and click “Next”.

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8) On the “Custom Setup” screen, click the box next to “Log in as current user” and select “Entire feature will be unavailable”. Click “Next”.

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9) Enter desktop.wakemed.org as the “Default Horizon Connection Server”. Click “Next”.

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10) On the “Configure Shortcuts” screen, click “Next”.

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11) Click “Install”.

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12) Click “Finish”. You may be prompted to reboot.

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13) Double-click the “desktop.wakemed.org” cloud icon.

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14) Enter your WakeMed credentials on the “Login” screen.

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15) Select a virtual desktop pool. Most staff will only be presented with one option.

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16) When you’re finished with your session, click “Options” => “Disconnect and Log off”. Click “OK” at the prompt.

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