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1) Navigate to: http://SOISDesktop.uwm.edu

 

- Agree to the terms (after reading them).

- Click "Install".

- See "Fig. 1" below.

 

Fig. 1

Virtual Lab Screenshot 1

 

2) A small .exe file will download. Once download launch the executable and run the installer.


Fig. 2

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3) Click "Finish" after the installation is completed.

 

Fig. 3

Completed Installation.

 

4) Login using your ePanther ID and password. 

 

Use your ePanther ID and ePanther password in order to access the virtual lab.

User name: exampleID
Password: ******

If you are unable to login please email soistech@uwm.edu.

Please be sure to let us know what SOIS courses you currently enrolled in.


Fig. 4

Virtual Lab log in page.

 

5) Once you login an instance of Citrix Receiver will automatically launch. 


Fig. 5

Beginning of virtual lab session.

If a window connecting you to the virtual lab does not automatically appear see figure 6. 

 

Fig. 6

Manually start session.

Select the windows icon in order to initiate the virtual lab session.

 

6) A new window will pop up, this is the XenDesktop client. It will load your virtual desktop.

 

Fig. 7

Virtual Lab Screenshot 7

 

7) The screen or window will look as follows if you connected successfully.

 

Fig. 8

Virtual desktop.


8) Be sure to grant the virtual desktop local access if you wish to save files to your local hard drive.

 

It will ask if you want to grant your virtual desktop local access. Select "Read/write access" and check "Do not as me again.."

Fig. 9

Virtual Lab Screenshot 9

 

You can also change the access level under preferences from the black handle drop down in the center of the screen.

 Fig. 10

Virtual Lab Screenshot 10


9) Be sure when you save

 

That you save to your computers local storage, and not virtual machines local storage. When you log off from the virtual desktop everything will be deleted. Your local drives will appear under "Other" in XenDesktop. You can also print from XenDesktop to your own local printers!


Fig. 11

Virtual Lab Screenshot 11