At the end of this article, you will gain a better understanding of using your chromebook/laptop for different tasks.
1. Tasks that don't require logging onto VMWare
2. Tasks which may require VMWare
Tasks that don't require logging onto VMWare
With your chromebook/laptop you can access Okta/Office 365 apps without needing to be logged onto your desktop.
Open your internet browser of choice (Chrome is recommended. We've had some issues with FireFox giving issues with Office apps, so it's not recommended to use Firefox for this.) on your laptop/chromebook (while not connected to VMWare) and head to jetlinx.okta.com.
You'll then arrive at the login page.
Enter your username (jetlinx email) and your password. If this is your first time logging into that device, you'll need to provide Okta mobile authentication.
Afterwards, you'll arrive at the Okta home page. You should be able to find the Office 365 app tab from there, along with Outlook, Teams and Sharepoint.
It's recommended to use your laptop for any Teams meetings instead of your desktop via VMWare. Depending on your environment, you may want to bring your own headphones/earphones with a microphone so as to not disturb those near you.
Tasks that require VMWare
FOS access, plus file sharing fits this narrative. If you need to do either of these things from a laptop/chromebook, you'll need to be connected via VMWare.
VMWare Horizon Client for Chrome is the recommended tool to connect to your desktop. Attached below will be a pdf explaining how to get VMWare Horizon Client for Chrome. (Assuming you don't have it installed already) If you are not using a chromebook, you will need to download VMWare Horizon. (Click here to download if you're not using a chromebook)
Open VMWare Horizon Client. You may be asked to enter a server name. Enter "mypc.jetlinx.com" for it.
Click that afterwards to connect.
Next, you'll need to enter your username and password. If you ever get disconnected from VMWare with an "Access Denied" error, simply open your browser of choice and connect to jetlinx.okta.com and that should resolve it. If not, a restart of your laptop will do. Your username is your firstname.lastname, with your passcode being your jetlinx password.
You will also need to provide Okta authentication. (1 - enter Okta mobile code, 2 - Okta push verification) Enter your choice to proceed.
From here, you can connect to your desktop of choice. You can also click the gear icon near the top to change options relating to multiple monitors. (if you have any connected)
From there, you can access FOS, as well as any Network Drives you have access to for what you may need.
FOS is located on your desktop (the icon with 3 people on it).
Once you click on it, you'll be taken to the login screen, where you'll enter your username and password.
To access your network drives, click the folder icon on your taskbar. (within VMWare, not the taskbar on your laptop)
From there, locate "This PC" and click it.
You should now see all the Network Drives assigned to you. If you ever need a specific drive or access to another network drive, or you run into an issue accessing your current network drives, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you with that.