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Remote Access to UHCL Computer Labs

UHCL has established the Remote Access Dashboard to enable you to access teaching and open computer lab workstations from home. 

Remote Access Instructions

  1. Establish a VPN connection to the campus. VPN instructions for students.
  2. Once a VPN connection is established, use the remote access dashboard to connect to one of the available computers

Teaching lab and open lab computers are organized in groups listed under "Computer Labs" on the left side of the dashboard. If a machine is already in use by someone or it is offline, that machine is automatically removed from the list of available computers, and automatically added back once available.

  Connecting to a Windows Lab Computer
 

PC Users

  1. Click the associated "Connect" button which will allow you to download and open a preconfigured Remote Desktop Connection file by clicking "Download"

  2. Click RDP file saved and Click connect

  3. Enter your UHCL Credentials 

Note:  Students need to enter “PCLAB\” before their username, and faculty and staff need to enter “UHCL\” before their username.

Mac Users

  1. Download and install the Microsoft Remote Desktop app from the App Store

  2. Once a VPN connection is established, use the remote access dashboard to Connect to one of the available computers

  3. Click the RDP file downloaded

Note: Students need to enter “PCLAB\” before their username, and faculty and staff need to enter “UHCL\” before their username.

  Connecting to a Mac Lab Computer
 

Mac Users 

  1. Click the associated "Connect" button

  2. Click the additional "Connect" button in the pop-up window under "Connecting from MacOS." This will launch a Screen Sharing session that will prompt you for a username and password.

  3. This initial username and password is a common account to access the computer's VNC server:

    Username: uhclvnc
    Password: uhcl#2700

This will take you to the Mac's login screen, where you'll enter your normal UHCL credentials.

Windows Users

  1. Click the associated "Connect" button, then follow the directions under "Connection from Windows" which includes the download link to a free VNC Viewer

  2. In VNC Viewer, enter the name of the Mac from the Remote Access Server in the top search bar and connect. Example: sscb14-47367.uhcl.edu

Mac users may also use the VNC Viewer method if they prefer.

Note: Always remember to logout/sign out of the computer before closing your Remote Desktop, VNC, or Screen Sharing session. Be sure to also disconnect your Cisco AnyConnect VPN connection once a campus connection is no longer needed.


Need Assistance?

Please contact University Computing and Telecommunications (UCT).

Phone: 281-283-2828

Email: supportcenter@uhcl.edu

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