My Virtual Computing Lab: Windows Computers

Operating System: Windows

Browser: IE8 or above (preferred) or latest version of Firefox or Chrome

Applies To: faculty and staff paid by UB, students

Last Updated: May 30, 2023

Create a Secure Connection to the Internet

  • On-campus: Connect using ResNet, an Ethernet connection in a university office or eduroam Wi-Fi
  • Off-campus:
    1. Connect to the Internet using your Internet Service Provider, such as Spectrum or Verizon.
    2. Download, install and run Cisco Secure Client.

Connect to My Virtual Computing Lab

  1. Open a Web browser and go to (link opens in a new window). Internet Explorer is the preferred browser.
  2. Enter the following:
    • Domain\user name: ad\UBITName (where UBITName is your UBITName)
    • Password: Your UBITName password
  3. Click Sign in.

End Your Session

Click Sign out at the top of the My Virtual Computing Lab window. You will be signed out of My Virtual Computing Lab. All programs will close, and any unsaved work will be lost.

Common Questions

I saved my file to the E:\ drive or the Desktop. Now I can't find it?

Never save your work to the E:\ drive or to the Desktop. Both are temporary drives, and will not be there when you log back in. Save your work to either your UBbox space or the S:\ drive instead. It will keep your work in your UBbox or UBfs space, and you can access it anytime.    

Does My Virtual Computing Lab save my program preferences?

No. However, some programs allow you to export and import personal settings in a separate file, which you can save to your UBbox space, S:\ drive, or any other removable media. Refer to the software vendor's website for more information on importing and exporting program preferences.

What printers can I print to?

You can print to a UB Print Anywhere (powered by Wepa) kiosk from your personal computer

To print to your own printer, make the printer available when you first connect to My Virtual Computing Lab.

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.