Windows Remote Desktop Service

The Windows Remote Desktop Service allows eligible individuals at the College to remotely access the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) for Windows. It is intended to provide the same experience as being in a CAEN computer lab, however, the availability of some applications may differ due to software compatibility limitations or license terms. Refer to our software listing for details about which software applications are available when using this service.

While the service can be accessed over the web at caen.midesktop.it.umich.edu, using the VMware Horizon Client is recommended for better performance.

After logging in with your U-M uniqname and UMICH password, and after using Duo two-factor authentication, the following connection options will be available:

  • CAEN Labs 2021 provides access to the latest software licensed for student instructional or non-commercial research use during the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • CAEN Labs 2021 – 8 GB Graphics grants access to computers with 32 GB RAM, and also include a higher performance graphics card.
  • CAEN Labs 2020 provides access to the previous software versions licensed for student instructional or non-commercial research use during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Connecting with the VMware Horizon Client

For the best experience, CAEN recommends using the VMware Horizon Client when connecting to the Windows Remote Desktop Service. Refer to our knowledge base article for instructions on installing and connecting with the client.