Remotely Access UM-Dearborn Computer Labs via MiDesktop


Some courses require specialized software available only in certain labs on the UM-Dearborn campus.  In lieu of being physically present in the lab spaces, UM-Dearborn students can utilize the MiDesktop VMware application to remotely use a virtual instance of the specific computer lab you need. At this time, students can access virtualized desktops of the:

  • CASL 3065 Language Arts Lab (Across, Anki, Atajo, Auf geht's!, Global Writer, Systeme-D)
  • ELB 2026 (CECS General Purpose)
  • FCN 138 (General Purpose)
  • FCS 192 (COB General computing use)
  • SSB 1170 GAM Lab (ArcGIS, Google Earth Pro, PostGIS, Python)

*Note: While connected, you will be logged out if you are idle for more than 1 hour. Machines may restart between 1-2 am, please be mindful of this while working.* 


  1. visit and click on VMware Horizon HTML Access (you can check the button to skip this step in the future). Note: If you install the VMware Horizon client you will need to add the server which is and your username is your full UMICH email i.e.
  2. Sign in using your Uniqname and password

  3. Select the Lab Desktop you wish to work on, the list that appears for each user may be different based on what devices are available to them.

  4. Enjoy access to lab specific software and utilities on the desktop, as well as through the Apps Anywhere launcher on the computer!  The collapsible tab to the left, will allow you to quickly switch between areas, and leave your session. *Note: If you're idle for more than 60 minutes, you will be logged out.


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