Remote Access

Virtual Sites. Essentially the same software offered on Campus Computing Sites machines — includes ArcGIS, AutoCAD and 3DS Max, Adobe applications and Microsoft Office; Rhino has also been added to this group. Accessible either through a light-weight downloadable client or a browser. The “Virtual Sites Overflow” option provides accelerated graphics, although this is sometimes a problem when using a Mac. For either, when using Virtual Sites, the software runs on the Sites virtual machines, not yours, so a good solution for lower powered laptops or for running Windows applications from a Mac. There are options to connect to Google and Box storage, as well as an attached USB drive.

Remote Desktop Access to 2109 Lab machines. The 2109 Lab (aka BTLab) machines are accessible using the Microsoft Remote Desktop Access clients available for Windows (a built-in Windows Accessory – Remote Desktop Connection) and Mac (freely downloadable from the Mac App store —…). This provides access to all 2109 Lab applications. Look for the scheduling calendar Taubman College Computer Lab and Study Space for Students for instructions on reserving and accessing these machines.

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