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Virtual Labs

The Heinz Virtual Lab is a remote access service for access to software. You can access the Virtual Lab from any location on or off campus.

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The Virtual Lab is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can access the Virtual Lab from anywhere, anytime.

How to use the Virtual Lab

You can use either the local client installation, or you can use the HTML Access to log in to the the virtual lab. The local installation requires you to install a client on your machine while the HTML access uses your browser to access the lab. The local installation can be more responsive than the HTML access, but either will work.


Heinz Virtual Lab for Windows

Step 1: Install VMware View

  1. Determine if your operating system is 32 or 64 bit.
  2. Download the appropriate VMware Horizon View Client.
  3. Double-click the downloaded file.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions.
  5. Enter for Default Connection Server
  6. Check Show in Options menu in the Enhanced Single Sign On window.
  7. Restart when prompted.

Step 2: Connect to Heinz Virtual Lab

  1. Open the VMware Client application.
  2. Double-click the connection.
  3. Log in with your Andrew userID and password.
  4. Domain is Andrew.
  5. Double-click Heinz vLab.
  6. Log off via the Options menu.


Installation:Open iTunes or the App Store on the iPad. Search for and install the VMWare View for iPad.

How to Access the vLab

  1. On your iPad, Open the VMware Horizon app.
  2. The VMware Horizon app opens. Click the Add Server button or click the + (plus) in the top left corner.
  3. In the Connection Server field, type:
    Click Connect.
  4. You will see a warning about not saving data to the virtual computer. Click Done.
  5. The Login screen appears.
    • Username: Your Andrew username
    • Password: Your Andrew password
    • Domain: Andrew
  6. The Available Desktops appear. Select the desktop you want to access. (See below for virtual lab desktop options.)
  7. The View application will open and connect you to your desktop.


Virtual Lab Desktops

Software for Fall 2019 (Starting first day of the Fall semester)

Software TitleVersionHeinz vLabStataSE
7-Zip X 
Adobe AcrobatXI ProX 
ArcGIS Desktop10.6. AdvX 
Java JDKLatestX 
Microsoft Access2016X 
Microsoft Excel with solver addon2016X 
Microsoft Internet Explorer XX
Microsoft PowerPoint2016XX
Microsoft Project2016 ProX 
Microsoft Visio Enterprise2016 ProX 
Microsoft Visual Studio Pro2016 ProX 
Microsoft Word2016XX
Risk SolverLatestX 
Stata SE16 X
Stata IC16X 
System Center Endpoint ProtectionLatestX 
Windows1064 bit64 bit