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Virtual Lab (VLab): LSU Overview


Overview Article

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General Information

The LSU Virtual Lab (VLab) is an online service which allows students to log into a Virtual Computer to access software that is installed in the computer lab. VLab is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. 

Download & Install VMware Client

Windows--  Download Link & Installation Instructions.

Mac--  Download Link & Installation Instructions.

Linux--  Download Link & Installation Instructions.

iPad--  Install, Configure and Use the VMware Client App.

Open & Launch a VLab Desktop

Windows--  Launch the VLab Desktop (VMware Client).

Mac--  Launch the VLab Desktop (VMware Client).

Linux--  Launch the VLab Desktop (VMware Client).

Desktops Available & Software Installed

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  • ArcGIS 10.3.1:  
    • ArcGlobe, ArcMap, ArcScene & ArcCatalog.
  • Basic Software:  
    • Microsoft Office 2013, Windows Accessories & Symantec Endpoint Protection.
  • Media Player:  
    • Windows Media Player.
  • Web Browser:  
    • Internet Explorer.


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  • Autodesk 2015:
    • AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP, AutoCAD Plant 3D, AutoCAD Raster Design, AutoCAD Structural Detailing, AutoCAD Utility Design, Autodesk Plant 3D Spec, Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis, Autodesk Simulation, Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Adviser, Content Service, & DWG TrueView.
  • Basic Software:
    • Microsoft Office 2013, Windows Accessories, Symantec Endpoint Protection, XPS Viewer & Ease of Access.
  • Media Player:
    • Windows Media Player.
  • Web Browsers:
    • Chrome, Firefox & Internet Explorer.
  • Additional Software: 
    • Solidworks 2014 & ANSYS 15.0 (NOTE: Professor must grant specific access to use this software)


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  • Miscellaneous Software:  
    • Cygwin, EndNote, FreeMat, Maple 2015, Mathcad 3.1, MATLAB R2015a, Wolphram Mathematica 10.1, SolidWorks 2012, SAS 9.4 with Enterprise Guide, SALT 2012, SPSS Statistics 23 & SPSS Amos 23.
  • Basic Software:
    • Microsoft Office 2013, Windows Accessories, Symantec Endpoint Protection, XPS Viewer & Ease of Access.
  • Extra Software:
    • Adobe Reader DC, PowerPoint Viewer, Notepad++, VideoLAN, Python 2.7.6, Visual Studio 2013, Microsoft Expression & NetBeans.
  • Media Players
    • Windows Media Player & VLC Media Player.
  • Web Browsers:
    • Chrome & Internet Explorer.


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  • Basic Software:
    • Microsoft Office 2010, Windows Accessories, Symantec Endpoint Protection, XPS Viewer & Ease of Access.
  • Media Players:
    • QuickTime Player, RealPlayer & Windows Media Player.
  • Web Browsers:
    • Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 & Firefox.

Important Notes & Information

LSU Support & Policy Statements

Help Desk Contact Information

Policy Statements

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