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How do I connect to a CAEN Windows computer remotely?




 Connect Over the Web

To connect to CAEN's Windows Remote Desktop Service using a web browser, simply go to https://midesktop.umich.edu/ and click the VMware Horizon HTML Access icon:

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You will then be prompted to log in with your U-M uniqname and UMICH password. Leave the Domain set to UMROOT:

Select the appropriate version of the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) you would like to use, either CAEN Labs 2016 or CAEN Labs 2016 Umberto. Once connected, you will be logged onto the remote computer automatically in your web browser. Click OK to acknowledge the usage notice, after which you will be presented with the CLSE for Windows.

Note: Since there is currently no mechanism for determining whether a connection is on-campus vs off-campus when using the web client, software that is licensed only for the CAEN Labs 2016 On Campus connection will not be available.


 Connect Using the VMware Horizon View Client

Download and install the VMware Horizon View client:

You can follow the ITS usage instructions to install the client and connect. Two main items to note:

  1. Make sure to set the Connection Server to midesktop.umich.edu:

  1. When prompted to log in, make sure the Domain field is set to UMROOT:

When you see the dialog box pictured below, double-click either CAEN Labs 2016, CAEN Labs 2016 On Campus, or CAEN Labs 2016 Umberto as appropriate:

Once connected, you will be logged onto the remote computer automatically. Click OK to acknowledge the usage notice, after which you will be presented with the CLSE.