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Virtual Labs: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP

Use popular University-licensed software remotely on your personal Windows computer from anywhere with a broadband Internet connection!

1. Install the VMware Horizon View client

Install the 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the VMware Horizon View Client for Windows.

During the installation, you will be prompted to enter the "Default View Connection Server". Set this field to virtuallab.ucsd.edu

Win Default Server

2. Download the VPN client.

Under "Conventional Installation", download and install the VPN client for your operating system. Be sure to set the group to allthruucsd to route all network traffic through the campus VPN. 


Remember that you are responsible for all network activity on the UCSD network. Even though you may be off-campus, you must abide by our Acceptable Use Policy when you are using the Virtual Private Network.

3. Log in and access your Virtual Lab!

Open the VMware View client and click to connect.

Win Connect

Enter your username and password in the next window and leave the Domain to AD. This is the same username and password you use to log into ACS-Webmailand Ted

Win Log In

Once you've logged in, select the lab you want to access and connect!

Win Select Lab


Wondering where to save your files? Be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions.