Virtual Lab

The Gustavus Virtual Lab allows students and employees remote access from their personal machines to a full virtual desktop lab machine. A maximum of 50 users can be concurrently connected to the virtual lab environment. This is a great place to access programs like Adobe Creative Cloud. Watch the video: Virtual Lab at Gustavus

Check out the Hoonuit Course: https://learnit.hoonuit.com/1008858/learnit?cn=gustavus

Duo Two Factor Authentication users will be prompted by Duo when logging into the Virtual Lab.

If you would like to request additional software to be added to the virtual lab environment, please contact the Technology Helpline.


Using Virtual Lab on your Computer

You can connect to Virtual Lab three different ways:

  1. Using the HTML Web Version (No client needed)
  2. Using the Windows Client
  3. Using the Macintosh Client

The html web version is useful for most users. For advanced features, we recommend installing a client.

HTML Web Version (No Client Needed)

The virtual lab can be accessed directly using the latest version of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari. We recommend using Chrome for the html web version and this is the recommended option for Chromebooks.

Navigate to https://myapps.microsoft.com. Login with your Gustavus credentials. Click 'Windows Virtual Lab' in the list of applications. Login again with your Gustavus credentials if prompted. NOTE: This login requires Duo Two Factor Authentication. Watch the video How to use Virtual Lab using the HTML Web Version

Windows Client

The client will offer the best performance when using the virtual lab. Watch the video: How to use Virtual Lab using the Windows Client To install the Windows Client:

  1. Navigate to https://virtual-lab.gac.edu
  2. Click Install VMWare Horizon Client

What version do I select?

Right click on Computer and select Properties, compare this screen to the red highlighted area System Type in the image below to determine if you have a 64-bit version of Windows.

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Installing Windows Client

  1. Locate where you saved the client installer and double click on it to start the installer. Viewclient1.jpg
  2. Click Next twice to go through the first two screens. Viewclient2.PNG
  3. Accept the license agreement and select Next. Viewclient3.PNG
  4. Click Next to install the default options. Viewclient4.PNG
  5. Enter virtual-lab.gac.edu for the Default View Connection Server and click Next. Viewclient5.PNG
  6. Leave the default options and click Next. Viewclient6.PNG
  7. Leave the default options and click Next. Viewclient7.PNG
  8. Click Install to begin the client installer. Viewclient8.PNG
  9. Reboot your computer.

Running Windows client to access virtual lab

After installing the client using the instructions above, following the directions below to connect to a virtual lab machine.

  1. Double click on the VMware View Client shortcut on your desktop or in your start menu.
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  2. Ensure the Connection Server lists virtual-lab.gac.edu and click Connect.
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  3. Enter your e-mail username (w/o @gustavus) and password to connect to the virtual lab environment and click Login.
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  4. Select the virtual lab to connect to and click Connect. If a machine is available, you will be connected to a lab machine.
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  5. Login to the lab machine as you would any lab machine on campus with your e-mail username and password.

Connecting USB Device

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  1. Connect your USB device
  2. Wait until your device is detected by your computer
  3. On the top of the view Window, select Connect USB Device
  4. Select your USB device from the list

Note: If you device doesn't show up in the list, try a different USB port on your computer. If your device still doesn't show up, your USB device is not supported. The format of your flash drive must be supported by Windows to be readable.

Macintosh Client

The client will offer the best performance when using the virtual lab. Watch the video: How to use Virtual Lab using Macintosh Client To install the Macintosh Client:

  1. Navigate to https://virtual-lab.gac.edu
  2. Click VMware Horizon Client for Mac

Installing the Macintosh Client

Install the View client.

  1. Double click the VMware-viewclient.dmg file to mount the client and click Agree to the license agreement. Macviewclient4.PNG
  2. If the VMware View Client folder does not open, double click the VMware View Client icon on your desktop to open it.
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  3. Drag the VMware View Client application within the folder to your Applications on your Mac.
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  4. Drag the VMware View Client installer from your desktop to the trash to unmount it.

Running client to access virtual lab

  1. Open your Applications folder and double click the VMware View Client application to run it.
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  2. Enter virtual-lab.gac.edu into the server Address field and click Continue
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  3. Enter your e-mail username and password to connect to the virtual lab environment.
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  4. Select the virtual lab to connect to and click Continue.
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  5. This will now login to a virtual lab machine using PCoIP. If your keychain isn't setup, you will be asked to enter your username and password again.
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Connecting USB Device

  1. Connect and login to the virtual lab
  2. Select the USB icon and click "Start remote desktop USB services"
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  3. Connect your USB device
  4. Wait until your device is detected by your computer
  5. Select the USB icon and click your USB drive from the list
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  6. Open Computer in the virtual lab and open your flash drive

Note: If you device doesn't show up in the list, try a different USB port on your computer. If your device still doesn't show up, your USB device is not supported. The format of your flash drive must be supported by Windows to be readable.

Note: The format of your flash drive must be supported by Windows to be readable.

Linux Client

The client will offer the best performance when using the virtual lab. To install the Linux Client:

  1. Navigate to https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/info?slug=desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_horizon_clients/3_0

Note: Since this is not officially supported by VMware, there is no support available for this client.

Printing

The virtual lab client will automatically add the default printer that is installed on your machine to the virtual lab machine. This will become the default printer for the virtual lab machine. Ensure you have a printer installed on your machine and set it as the default printer for it to show up on the virtual lab machine.

Visit the following page for instructions on how to add on-campus printers to your machine: Print locations/adding a printer

Printers can also be manually added your virtual lab computer.

  1. Double click the "Add Gustavus Printer" shortcut on the desktop of the virtual lab computer.
  2. In the Window that opens with the list of available printer, double click the printer you would like to install on the virtual lab computer.

Android/iPad Mobile Devices

In the Market/App Store, download the "VMware View" client to access virtual labs from these mobile devices. Ensure the app is created by VMware.

Troubleshooting

If you are experiencing difficulties connecting, please try the following:

  • If your password is being denied, try to login to Webmail and log back out. This will ensure your password is synced with the remote apps server. After logging into webmail, try to login to the Remote App again.

Adobe Creative Cloud

To access any of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications, open any of the Adobe application from the windows bar. If prompted to login, use your Gustavus email (entire email address) and password. Watch the video: How to Open Adobe Creative Cloud on Virtual Lab

Additional remote access options

Remote Apps is an alternative to the Virtual lab. Remote Apps offers access to a single application remotely instead of a full virtual desktop.

Using Virtual Lab on Macintosh Lab computers

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On lab machines, there is a Windows icon in the dock. Click this, a window will appear to login using your credentials.


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Programs/Software Available on Virtual Lab

Adobe Creative Cloud

Biology

  • Human Karyolab

ChemDraw Prime

Chemistry

  • Mest Re-C
  • NMR-Sim
  • TopSpin
  • Visual Mint EQ

Economics and Management

  • 2013 Tax Preparation
  • ACL Desktop Education Edition
  • ACL Help
  • ACL in Practice
  • ACL Utility
  • gretl
  • MB-Advanced Multi-Player
  • MB-Advanced Single-Player
  • Readme
  • SmartSims Administrator

Education

  • SMART notebook

Geography

  • ArcCatalog
  • ArcGlobe
  • ArcMap
  • ArcScene
  • DNR Garmin
  • dnrgps
  • ERDAS IMAGINE
  • GeoMedia
  • Set Default Path

IBM SPSS Statistics

Internet

  • WinSCP

LabVIEW

Logger Pro

Mathcad

MATLAB

MCS

  • Geometry Explorer
  • Run TI-SmartView TI-84 Diagnostic
  • TI-SmartView TI-84 Plus

All Microsoft Office programs

Microsoft Office 365

Modern Languages

  • Cartoon Story Maker

R

  • R i386
  • R x64

Sigma Plot

Wolfram Mathematica

  • Wolfram Mathematica