Windows Virtual Desktop Retirement

Information Technology Services (ITS) is retiring the Windows Virtual Desktop service on Friday, October 1, to help provide a more streamlined set of services at Mason.

If you have a Windows Virtual Desktop account, ITS encourages users to take the following steps in anticipation of its removal:

  • If you are a student or need software for classroom use, begin using the Citrix Virtual Lab for remote access to academic software. No additional registration is required to use the service.
  • If you are a faculty or staff member, begin using the Patriot Virtual Computing service to access a secure remote Windows desktop environment. Registration with your department is required to use the service.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or