Please try our vastly simplified connection method:
Begin by launching your remote desktop application. Simply connect to the host: "vlab.ecs.umass.edu"
Windows 7 - Start Menu -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Remote Desktop Connection
Windows 8 - Start Screen -> type "Remote Desktop" -> click on icon
A remote desktop client for Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later is available through the App Store or here:
Mac RDC Client
Please note: PTC Pro Engineer and Ansys have not been installed on the virtual machines as we found both to be unstable due to slow video. We are hoping that an experimental 3D video driver from Vmware will make it into a future release, at which time we will be able to support those applications as well.
|Autocad||Aspen||Autodesk Architectural Desktop|
|Autodesk Inventor||Circuit Maker||MathCad|
|Matlab||MS Office||MS Visual Studio|
If you encounter problems - we can't help if we don't know! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To log in to the VLab, use "classroom\<NetID>" and your OIT password.
See the note above with the software inventory for the reason some specific software packages have not been installed on the VLab. Alternately, your software package may not be on the VLab because it has not been requested be anyone! We do have limited resources disk-space-wise, but will do our best to add your software request to our VLab image. Feel free to email us (email@example.com) or stop by Marcus 113. Do note that our deadline for software installation is the same as in the physical labs.