How to Use the Virtual Computer Lab

Check Out

  1. Stop by Rm. 309, the Digital Print Center, to check out a virtual workstation. If necessary, put your name on a waitlist.


Start Up

  1. Connect to AC power and LCD. Press start button if necessary.
  2. Wait for the Remote Desktop Connection dialogue to appear (may take a moment), then click Connect.
  3. If the virtual workstation hardware you checked out has trouble connecting to the virtual machine, email both Jeff and Don.


Shut Down

  1. Right‐click virtual Windows menu and select Sign out. Wait for signout to complete.
  2. Right‐click Windows menu and select Shut down.


Check In

  1. All machines are due back to the Digital Print Center by 10 a.m. the following morning.
  2. Each virtual computer workstation will cease to function at 10 a.m. on the day it is due back to the DPC. It will be re-enabled once DPC staff have checked it back in. This practice helps us ensure all students who need virtual machines are able to get them in a timely manner.
  3. If no students’ names are on the waitlist, you can keep the machine another day.


General Notes:

  • The virtual computer lab workstation hardware will function only within the A+A building.
  • Due to licensing restrictions, there are no Adobe applications installed on the virtual workstations.