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Windows Virtual Lab

The Windows Virtual Lab provides a way for Linux desktop users to access software that requires Windows specific functionality.  These machines are for short term usage only, and after 15 minutes of inactivity you will be disconnected, so save your work often!

Login

To use to a Windows VM, simply run the following from the command line interface:

windowsvm

For further information see Windows computing platoform at CIMS.

Logout

Remember: when you log out of the Windows VM, it will not log you out of your Linux desktop.  To completely log out of your desktop after connecting to a VM, you will need to first log out of the VM and then log out of your Linux desktop.

Tips

You can enable/disable full screen mode by pushing:

[CTRL] + [ALT] + [ENTER]

Resolution and resizing is not supported.

USB redirection is not supported, so hardware (including USB memory sticks) connected to your desktop will not show up on the windows virtual machine.

 

Send any problems, concerns, comments, suggestions via email to: helpdesk@cims.nyu.edu.