Remote Lab / Reserve and use computing resources


  • To provide instruction on how to use Remote Lab
  • Access desktop computing resources for coursework assigned by the instructor
  • Access desktop computing resources for MU Libraries


  • Access to physical computers in labs and MU Libraries


  • Miami University Students, Staff, Faculty


  • 716052: Remote Lab


  1. Ensure you are connected to MUVPN if trying to access Remote Lab from off-campus
  2. To reserve a remote lab machine, navigate to Miami's Remote Lab portal
  3. Sign in with your UniqueID and password — do not use IT\ in front of your login
  4. Once logged in, you will be shown computer pools to which you have access and the number of available machines
    • If you have access to multiple computer pools, select the appropriate pool in which you wish to reserve a computer
  5. Select Make My Reservation and a computer will be reserved for you
  6. Select Connect to Remote Lab and an RDP connection file will be downloaded
    • In most cases, you will have 30 minutes to connect to your reserved computer before the reservation is lost
  7. Double-click on the downloaded RDP file
    • You may see a security warning: Select Connect or Continue
  8. Enter your MUnet password and select OK or Continue
  9. When you have finished your work, log off the machine and it will return to the pool and be available for other users
    • There may also be limitations on a session time to ensure machines remain available



  • Pools are assigned by instructors or departmental IT support for access to Remote Lab 
  • Pools are assigned by MU Libraries IT support for access to Remote Lab



Article ID: 105867
Tue 4/21/20 4:46 PM
Thu 4/27/23 3:11 PM
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