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Accessing Virtual Computer Labs


Available applications include Microsoft Office and dozens more. Here is a complete list.

Note: Virtual Computer Labs are not compliant with the privacy regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and should not be used to conduct business related to Protected Health Information.

Logging In

Navigate to You may be prompted to allow access to your clipboard. If you wish to copy and paste between your local computer and the lab computer, you can choose Allow.


Log in with your NetID and NetID password.

After logging in, you will see the following welcome screen.

After selecting “ok”, you will be brought to the desktop.


Sharing Files for Printing

If you need to print a file from your remote lab computer, you can download a PDF of the file that you can print from your local computer. When you go to print the file, select Guacamole Printer from the Select Printer options.

This will download a PDF of the file on your local computer.

Saving Files

To save files, you will need to upload them to a cloud storage solution, as remote file saving is disabled.

For faculty, staff, and RBHS students, you can save the files to Onedrive, which is part of your Rutgers Connect account.

For non-RBHS students, you can save the files to your Google Drive, which is part of ScarletMail.

For guests, you can use either Onedrive or Google Drive, depending on which options are available for your account.

Accessing the Clipboard and Input Settings

Clicking control-alt-shift while in a session will bring up the following menu with access to the clipboard and input settings.


Remote Desktop Labs

To connect to the Remote Desktops, you’ll need to be connected to the Rutgers Network via the VPN – Virtual Private Network (VPN) needs service activation and Duo (multi-factor authentication.

Remote Desktop Labs                      Location

Dana Library                                                                               NWK – John Cotton Dana Library

Engelhard 313                                                                             NWK – Engelhard – E313

Hill 123                                                                                          NWK – Hill -123

Rutgers Business School                                                          NWK – 1 Washington Park – 422a

Connecting to the Remote Desktop Labs

  1. VPN to the Rutgers network (instructions below)
  2. Click on the link to the virtual lab of choice
  3. Click on the IP address link of an available IP address
  4. Accept the default of “Open with Remote Desktop Connection” – OK
  5. Click on “Connect” button in the Remote Desktop Connection window
  6. Enter your credentials using your netid and password
  7. Click “Yes” to connect
  8. Wait while it connects you to the PC desktop
  9. Please remember to logoff of the PC using the “logoff” icon on the desktop

Note: If you’re using a Windows computer, you’ll only be able to connect to a Window desktop. If you’re using a Mac operating system, you can only connect to a Mac desktop.

How to Connect to the VPN:


Who can use the VPN?

Current students, staff, faculty, and guests of the university are eligible to use the VPN. A current student is defined as a student currently registered in courses with the university. If you feel you need access and do not fit into any of these categories, you may apply for a guest account.