This article is for faculty, staff, and students seeking information regarding scheduling time to access a Windows lab computer remotely. You can use this service when you need to use software that is only available on a Windows lab computer.

Reserving Time on a Lab Computer

To reserve time on a lab computer,

  1. Navigate to the request form.
  2. Select the drop-down with the desired time block. 
    Remote lab request form.
    • Block 1: The current block will give you immediate access to a computer, but is reset at 6:30 AM EST.
    • Block 2: The next block will give you a complete 24-hour reservation, but you will need to wait until the next day at 7 AM EST to use it.

      You may only have 1 active request at a time, regardless of which block you take.

  3. If you have successfully gotten a machine, you should see the following message display:
    Success message.
  4. You can then download the .rdp file to you computer.
    1. If you are on Mac OSX, install Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 from the App Store.
      1.  Alternatively, you can click this link to immediately download Microsoft Remote.
    2. If you are on Android, install Microsoft Remote Desktop from this link.
  5. Wait until the listed time.
  6. Open the file.
  7. Login with your NetID and password. 

Available Software:


Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Acrobat Reader

ArcGIS Pro

Citrix Workspace App

CyberLink PowerDVD 17



Google Chrome

IBM SPSS Amos 26

IBM SPSS Statistics 26

Lockdown Browser

Logitech Presentations



Minitab 19


Mozilla Firefox

Notepadd ++

Office 2019 Professional




SMART Drivers & Ink (5.2)

SMART Learning Suite 17.1

Stata 16

Tableau Desktop Public


Visual Studio Community

VLC Media Player