Knowledgebase: Remote Access
The Difference Between Remotedesktop.sou.edu and Virtuallab.sou.edu
Posted by David Raco on 19 August 2013 04:58 PM

Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop (remotedesktop.sou.edu) is meant to provide an experience similar to working on a standard campus computer.  We have installed our site licensed and commonly used open source software. (For a full list, click here.) You are not able to install any software on remotedesktop.sou.edu. Any settings you change in your profile are persistent, so you should have a consistent experience every time you use remotedesktop.sou.edu.  However, you must save any files on your P, S, or X drives.  If you save anything to the C: drive or your desktop, you may lose your file.

Virtual Lab

Virtual Lab (virtuallab.sou.edu) is meant to provide an experience similar to using any of our on-campus computer labs.  We have installed our site licensed and commonly used open source software. (For a full list, click here.) You are not able to install any software on virtuallab.sou.edu. This server is mainly designed for students to have access to specialized software from anywhere on or off campus.

Any settings you change in your profile are not persistent: they will be discarded when you log out. You must save any files on your P, S, or X drives.  If you save anything to the C: drive or your desktop, you will lose your file.

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