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Remote Lab Access Guide (Chrome OS)

Guide for Chromebook users accessing a UWM lab computer from an off-campus location using the Remote Labs service

Download Microsoft Remote Desktop 

The Microsoft Remote Desktop application is required to access the remote computer.

1. Install Microsoft Remote Desktop from the Google Play store.  

microsoft remote desktop

If the Google Play store is not available use the following instructions to enable it. 

If your device does not support the Google Play store an application called "Xtralogic RDP Client" is available from the Chrome Web store.

Unfortunately this application has a cost of $9.99. We recommend using the 1 week trial version first to ensure the application will work with your device.

Download and Connect GlobalProtect VPN

The GlobalProtect VPN Agent must be downloaded and connected before starting a remote lab session.

2. Download and install GlobalProtect VPN from either the Google Play store or the Chrome Web store.

globalprotect VPN

3. Connect to the VPN following these instructions: https://kb.uwm.edu/100811

Begin a Remote Lab session

4. Navigate to the URL  https://remotelab.ad.uwm.edu/

5. Log in using your ePantherID and password.

NOTE: do not include @uwm.edu. Doing so will prevent you from making a connection to the remote lab machine.

remote lab service login

6. If you have multiple lab pools available, select the pool you require to proceed.

NOTE: Users that only require general lab access will not see the below screen and should proceed to step 7.

Select Lab Pool

7. Click on “Make My Reservation” and a RemoteLabReservation download will begin.

make reservation

8. Click on “Connect to Remote Lab” and a RemoteLabReservation.rdp download will begin.

9. Click "SHOW IN FOLDER."

download show in folder

10. Click on the .rdp file that was recently downloaded and an "OPEN" dialog drop-down will appear.

select file

11. Click "OPEN" and select the "RD Client" option.

open RDP

12. Select "CONNECT."

connect

13. Enter in your ePantherID password and click "OK" to begin the Remote Lab connection.

End Remote Lab Session

Sign out when finished using the remote lab PC

14. Click the Windows "Start" button in the lower left corner.

start

15. Click on the person icon and "Sign Out" to end your session.

sign out

16. After disconnection we suggest deleting this RDP session, so you have a fresh start next time.




Keywords:Chromium OS, Chromebook, virtual, lab   Doc ID:45186
Owner:Timothy B.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2014-11-21 13:35 CSTUpdated:2020-09-20 10:36 CST
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
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