Windows Computer Labs

Remote Lab

With the threat of Omicron driving more students towards remote access, for Winter 2022, many of our Windows computer labs are switching to a hybrid operation with some seats reserved for remote-use only. Portions of FAB 55-17 (MCECS FAB General Lab – aka the “Intel Lab”), EB 325 (MCEC EB General Lab), and EB 420 (MCAE Lab – for MME users) have been reserved for remote access. There may be other labs that have a remote component added to them. 

To directly access our Remote Lab page, go to: 

Learn more about how to access Remote Lab systems (via web browser or RDP program) and find an available system at this link:

In order to keep computers available to students who are engaging in remote lab time during classes, we are automatically logging out users who have been:

  • Idle for more than 30 minutes
  • Disconnected (from their remote login session) for more than 10 minutes.

Remote access to the Windows Terminal Server

An alternative to the remote lab is our Windows Terminal Server. Due to licensing and use restrictions, the Terminal Server contains a subset of the software available in the computer labs. Learn about the terminal server at this link:

On-site Only Windows Computer Labs

The following Windows computer labs allow partial or only on-site access.

Lab Room
EB MCECS General Lab (CADlab) – MOSTLY ONSITE EB 325
FAB MCECS General Lab (Intel Lab) – PARTIALLY ONSITE FAB 55-17
ECE Circuits/Tektronix Lab – ONSITE ONLY FAB 60-01
ECE Capstone Lab – ONSITE ONLY FAB 60-04
ECE Willow Creek Lab – ONSITE ONLY WC 313

Linux Computer Labs

MCECS Computer Labs with Linux systems will be available to both onsite and remote users. (Note that most classes that require the remote use of Linux systems will often specify a computer located in the datacenter – for example for CS or mo/auto for ECE.)

If you know the name of the Linux computer you wish to access in a computer lab, it can will reached via SSH for a terninal/shell session or with X/VNC for a graphical interface. See the SSH, Remote X Windows, and VNC sections in this page: