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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+00:00September 15th, 2020|

Pre-Fall DOWNTIMES WINDOWS/LINUX – September 2020

Computer lab systems in MCECS will be reloaded with newer versions of operating systems and software. Many of them are now remotely accessible due to the building closures. Large scale lab reloads may stretch across multiple days depending on problems encountered. The following is our projected schedule. WINDOWS Most of the Windows computer lab systems [...]

2020-09-25T17:06:56+00:00August 27th, 2020|

Remote Access to MCECS Computer Labs

Currently, on site access to MCECS Computer labs is disabled as FAB/EB access is restricted during the Summer term. 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 [...]

2020-08-26T11:40:37+00:00August 26th, 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+00:00June 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 27th, 2020|