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. 

    • 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:
  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:


Minitab 19
Adobe Creative CloudMirrorOp

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Mozilla Firefox
ArcGIS ProNotePad++

Citrix Workspace App

Office 2019 Professional

CyberLink PowerDVD 17





SMART Drivers & Ink (5.2)

Google Chrome

SMART Learning Suite 17.1

IBM SPSS Amos 26

Stata 16

IBM SPSS Statistics 26

Tableau Desktop Public
Lockdown browserTightVNC

Logitech Presentations

Visual Studio Community


VLC Media Player