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Remote Access to MCECS Computer Labs

MCECS Computer Labs (both Windows and Linux) are available for remote access during Winter 2021. Windows Computer Labs We have made our Windows computer labs remotely accessible using our Remote Lab interface. Normally, these single user Windows 10 systems are only available on site but, because there is no contention between onsite and remote users, [...]

2021-01-12T20:24:16-08:00January 12th, 2021|

What’s new and other info for MCECS computer users – Fall 2020

Greetings from the Computer Action Team! Fall 2020 is going to be a remotely-accessed experience for most MCECS users. Whether you’re a student, faculty, or staff, you can learn more about your MCECS account by following this link: We have built a resource that catalogs many of the most commonly asked questions we encountered [...]

2020-10-01T13:39:34-08:00October 1st, 2020|

Remote Computer Labs

Accessing MCECS Computer Labs with Remote Desktop Since COVID-19 has limited physical access to MCECS resources, the CAT is allowing users to remotely log in to MCECS computer lab machines using our Remote Lab system. Using either an RDP client or a web browser, users can interact with lab machines and use any software [...]

2020-09-27T13:13:24-08:00September 15th, 2020|

Using OIT’s VLAB (Virtual Lab) as an MCECS User

OIT has set up a virtual Windows lab (VLAB) to mimic the environment and software they provide on their general use on campus labs, such as the labs in the Millar Library and the FMH building. It is hosted off site as a cloud-based service. The VLAB requires that you use your Odin account to [...]

2020-07-01T10:20:49-08:00June 30th, 2020|

MCECS Windows Terminal Server ( has been upgraded

We have upgraded the operating system of to a more modern version of Windows Server. As before, the resources on the terminal server are still rather limited (moving from old repurposed hardware to two virtual machines). It was designed as an alternative for students who may not have been able to come onsite to [...]

2020-04-08T20:00:11-08:00March 29th, 2020|

Remote Computer Lab Access

Remote Computer Lab Access During the Covid-19 driven closure of PSU buildings, we have made the Windows computers in many of the popular MCECS computer labs available for remote access. Using this remote lab mechanism is far preferable to using the shared-use terminal server ( as it gives you access to a dedicated computer. [...]

2020-09-15T16:59:45-08:00March 27th, 2020|
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