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Introduction to Virtual Lab

This page directs you to the instructions for installing, using, and saving in the Virtual Lab.



Some UWEX degree programs use the Virtual Lab Infrastructure to create a secure connection between your computer and a virtual Windows desktop in which your program software is installed. This infrastructure uses a non-persistent environment, similar to an in-person computer lab. You will need to install the VMWare Horizon Client to access and use a virtual lab for class assignments and projects that require specialized software applications.

Important things to remember when using the Virtual Lab:

  • Saving your work will require you to save to an external hard drive, your local hard drive, or a USB drive. See the instructions below (Part E) for details.
  • There is a 3-hour inactive time-out in place. If you are inactive in a session for three hours, your session will time out and you will lose any unsaved work.
  • You will see a new, clean desktop each time you log in. Items saved on the desktop will not roll over onto a new session.

This series of documents contains five important sections of information for students:

  • Virtual Lab System Requirements (Part A
  • Accessing the Virtual Lab and How to Get Help (Part B)
  • Virtual Lab Installation Instructions (Part C) (Macs click here)
  • Virtual Lab Access and Navigation Instructions (Part D
  • How to Save Work Safely in the Virtual Lab (Part E(Macs click here)




Keywords:Virtual, Lab, Desktop, data, science, applied, computing, vmware, horizon, apc, ds   Doc ID:85136
Owner:Christy S.Group:Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning
Created:2018-08-22 14:36 CDTUpdated:2020-04-22 10:15 CDT
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