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You can access the Virtual Lab by downloading and opening the Virtual Lab application launcher files from our website. Once you've downloaded a launcher file, you may continue using it without returning to the website. Occasionally, we may update the launcher files, so if you are having trouble accessing the Virtual Lab, you should return to the website to download a new copy. The website can be quickly accessed at https://vlab.depaul.edu.
Any actively enrolled student or active faculty member may access the Virtual Lab. Staff members are not eligible for access (unless they are also actively enrolled students).
Before downloading the Virtual Lab application launcher files provided on our website, you will need to install the Microsoft Remote Desktop client from the Mac App Store. The app can be obtained directly from the App Store or by searching the App Store for "Microsoft Remote Desktop." Once you have installed the app, you can simply double-click the downloaded Virtual Lab application launcher file to open it and access the Virtual Lab.
Yes you can launch different applications. However, when launching multiple applications on the Mac platform you will be presented with the following dialog box.
Click 'OK' and the next application you selected will launch.
On the Mac platform minimized applications can be found by clicking the remote resources icon in the taskbar.
There are two ways to save files in the Virtual Lab environment.
First, you may save files on your Virtual Lab storage drive (the S: drive). The files will then be available any time that you connect to the Virtual Lab or via a web interface if you need to transfer files out of the Virtual Lab (for example, to submit a homework assignment to D2L). Your Virtual Lab storage has a limit of 2GB. This drive is considered to be temporary storage for current class assignments. All Virtual Lab content will be deleted during the break between Summer and Fall quarters. Be sure to download any content that you wish to keep before the end of the Summer quarter.
Second, you may save them on your own computer via drive redirection. Drive redirection makes your local computer's drives (including hard drives and USB flash drives) available in the Virtual Lab.
Faculty members may save files on either their S: or U: drives. U: drives for faculty are available in the Virtual Lab.
To access your Virtual Lab storage please visit https://labdrive.depaul.edu
Please try specifying an “S” drive folder to export data to.
For example, the following SAS statement attempts to export 5 observations from the SASHELP.class dataset to an RTF file: ods rtf file="output.rtf";proc print data=sashelp.class(obs=5);run;ods rtf close;The following error is reported via the SAS log window: ERROR: Insufficient authorization to access D:\Program Files\SASHome\SASFoundation\9.4\output.rtf.ERROR: Fatal ODS error has occurred. Unable to continue processing this output destination.WARNING: No body file. RTF output will not be created.To resolve this error, specify an “S” drive folder. For example:ods rtf file="S:\output.rtf";proc print data=sashelp.class(obs=5);run;ods rtf close;Navigating to the “S” drive via Explorer shows that the RTF file was successfully created:
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