SolidWorks Virtualization Error – Wednesday, September 20

SolidWorks is currently suffering from a known virtualization issue that has negatively impacted its use on many CAEN lab computers. CAEN staff are currently working on a systematic fix, and have been fixing the problem on individual computers as they are reported. Any student who receives an error when attempting to launch SolidWorks on a CAEN computer can report the computer name by sending email to

This posting will be updated with further details on the solution as they become available.

CLSE Server Maintenance – Thursday, October 12

On Thursday, October 12 between 5:00 and 8:30 a.m., maintenance has been scheduled for servers that support the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE). This maintenance is intended to apply security patches, correcting recent operating system and software application vulnerabilities.

The following services may experience an outage during the above maintenance timeframe:

  • Linux Login Service (accessed as,, or, also known as the “VNC” servers.
  • Some applications on CLSE for Windows computers, including via the Windows Remote Desktop Service.