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CS Virtual Computing Lab

Information:
The Computer Science Virtual Computer Lab is a service offered to all Computer Science students. You can connect via Remote Desktop to a virutal lab machine similar to the ones available in the Problem Solving and Open Research Labs. This allows you to use programs installed on our lab machines from anywhere you have an internet connection.

Connecting:
You can connect via Remote Desktop.
For Windows this is a built-in program which can be accessed under Start->All Programs->Accessories->Remote Desktop Connection.
For Mac OSX, the official Remote Desktop Client can be downloaded here.
Various Linux ports are available including rdesktop with tsclient.

For hostname use vclab.cs.odu.edu, you will login with your CS credentials. (For username put CS\yourusername ie CS\jdoe).

Also if you bring up options in the Remote Desktop Connection window you can choose to use your remote printer, speakers, etc with your session.

Idle/Disconnected Sessions:
Sessions idle for more than 15 minutes will be disconnected.

Disconnected sessions will be closed in 15 minutes.

Feedback:
Please send any comments or suggestions to root@cs.odu.edu

Known Issues:
The newest versions of Microsoft Project and Visio are not available on VCLab due to licensing restrictions.



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