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:

  • UMD-General Pool (General Purpose)
  • FCN 138 (General Purpose)
  • FCS 192 (COB General computing use)

*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. When Prompted, type one of the Duo options in the passcode field:
    • push1 (for Duo App Push on Mobile phone)
    • sms1 (for SMS bypass code sent to mobile phone)
    • Enter Passcode (Open Duo Mobile App > Click Umich Account> and Enter Passcode). 
      • Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)
  4. 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.

  5. 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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