VLab Connection Instructions using Ubuntu

Before connecting to NAU’s Virtual Lab, you will need:

  • To be connected to a high speed Internet connection
  • If you are off-campus you will also need to be connected to NAU’s VPN.
  • Remote Desktop software. Ubuntu comes with Remote Desktop Viewer preinstalled but for this tutorial we will be using Gnome-RDP which can be obtained through the Ubuntu Software Center.

To create a connection to NAU’s Vlab, open Gnome-RDP and select New.


Gnome-RDP window showing New.
Figure: Gnome-RDP window showing New.

For the Session name, choose whichever name you wish the Vlab to be known as on your computer. Make sure RDP is selected from the drop-down menu. For Computer, enter vlab.nau.edu. Leave the User name, Password, and Domain blank.


General settings window.  Only choose the session name, RDP, and the computer name you wish to connect to.
Figure: General settings window. Only choose the session name, RDP, and the computer name you wish to connect to.

To change the size of the Remote Desktop along with the colors, keyboard type, and sound, click on the RDP icon.


RDP window allowing you to change size, color, keyboard type, and sound settings.
Figure: RDP window allowing you to change size, color, keyboard type, and sound settings.

After creating the Vlab connection, double click on it in Gnome-RPD to connect.

When the login screen appears, log in as Other User.


Select Other User from the log in screen
Figure: Select Other User from the log in screen

Enter your User name and password.

If you are a student, your User name should be in the form of nau-students\abc123 where abc123 is your NAU user name.  Faculty logins only require the username to be nau\abc123.


Enter your credentials to log into the Virtual Lab
Figure: Enter your credentials to log into the Virtual Lab

Note: Not all of the Vlab features may be available through Remote Desktop Connection on Ubuntu.



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The NAU Virtual Lab (vlab) provides remote access to the student computer lab environment, the Microsoft Office suite, ArcGIS software and other software.

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