Download, install, and use VMware, Seattle University's virtual lab.
is a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) - it's Seattle University's virtual lab environment - that can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection and web browser. VMware provides students, faculty, and staff with a standard desktop that has specialized software pre-installed.
Users can access specialized academic software from home or the residence halls, print to open lab printers, or access T-drives and P-drives directly from their laptops.
For a list of pre-installed software,
Open your web browser. These instructions use Internet Explorer, which will display differently (better) than Firefox or Chrome.
. If you receive a message about the site's security certificate, like the one below, choose to continue anyway.
Choose the desired version and
it. If you are using Internet Explorer, it will automatically reduce your choices to those that are appropriate for your computer.
Internet Explorer may prompt you with this message. Click
The VMware View Client Installation Wizard will open. Click
Read the End User Patent Agreement if you like, and click
Read the License Agreement, select
I accept the terms in the license agreement
Do not change the default setup options, just click
For the Default Server, enter
Make sure the box for Set default option to log in as current user is
Choose where you'd like shortcuts to be created and click
When the wizard is ready to install the program, click
VMware will be installed.
When the installation is complete, click
You may be prompted to restart your computer. Make sure you have saved any important work, and restart your computer by clicking Yes. If you'd like to restart later, choose No.
After restarting your computer, open
is the server, and click
Use your Seattle University username (not your full email) and password to log in. Make sure the domain is SEATTLEU.
Seattle University Virtual Lab
A successful login will open a new window that looks like the Windows 7 desktop shown below.
Last Reviewed on: 2014-06-03