If this is your first time using a StratusCore Virtual Workstation, you will need to install Virtual Workstation Client Application. This small application allows your PC or Mac to use the StratusCore Virtual Workstation.
You will need to log into your StratusCore account with the computer you intend to use. Currently, there is a Mac and PC client application.
Please Note: You do NOT need to install the Client Application for each Virtual Workstation use. Once its installed, you can skip this step.
Within the section labeled "Step #1" click on the application that matches your operating system. For this tutorial, we will use the Windows version.
SAVE the application file to your desktop or a place you can easily find the file.
With most PC web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Vivaldi etc) You can easily see downloaded files by typing
Ctrl + J on your keyboard. In Chrome, you can also type "chrome://downloads/" in the location bar. In Firefox (and or Mozilla based browsers) you can type "about:downloads" in the location bar.
In Chrome you will see:
In Firefox you may see:
In Chrome you can then click on "Show in folder". In Firefox you can click on the folder icon. In either case, the file manager will open to the location where the downloaded file is.
Double-click on the "StratusCore Virtual Workstation Client.exe" file. You may or may not get a "warning" from Microsoft Defender SmartScreen. Please rest assured that our application DOES NOT put your PC at risk.
If this warning opens, all you need to do is click on "More info". Verify that the Publisher is "StratusCore, Inc." and then click the [Run anyway] button.
Next, you may or may not get the User Account Control window. Just click the [Yes] button.
Accept the License Agreement, click the [Next] button.
Read "About StratusCore Virtual workstation Client", click the [Next] button.
Select "StratusCore Virtual Workstation Client", click the [Next] button.
At the next window, Make sure there is a check mark to Associate .svw files, click the [Next] button.
Verify the settings, and then click the [Install] button.
The installation is very quick. You will end at the "Completing...." window. Click the [Finish] button.
The StratusCore Virtual Workstation Client Application is now installed and you now have the ability to run a Virtual Workstation session.
DO NOT run/start the newly installed StratusCore Virtual Workstation Client Application
The Virtual Workstation key file you eventually download, (example: virtual_workstation_key_2020-10-15_10_10_17.svw) will be associated with the client. The key file (.svw file) will be used to launch the Virtual Workstation.
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