[Athen] Re: virtual labs

Saroj Primlani sarojprimlani at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 13:33:14 PST 2011

While I have not directly integrated Citrix environment, at NC State we use
virtual labs to deliver all types of lab environments 24/7. JAWS,
Window-Eyes and Supernova can be used to access remote (virtual) computers
using Windows Remote Access Protocol (RDP), however all three require the
application to be installed on both on the remote (virtual) and personal
computer. With Window-Eyes and SuperNova the licensed copy is installed
on the remote system and user can use a unlicensed version (demo version).
JAWS on the other hand is the opposite, the remote version is unlicensed
while the user needs a licensed *remote* enabled version of the software.
Since JAWS uses a license serve to authenticate for license, at NC State
we have our own license server and JAWS is available in computer labs or on
any computer within campus. For home use, the user needs to have their own
license or could VPN to the university to use their license.
Hope this helps

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> Dear Colleagues,


> I understand that if one is a JAWS user and wants to connect to a Citrix

> based or terminal virtual lab, a remote authorization license must be

> purchased in addition to the cost of the JAWS license on the system

> attempting to connect with the Server hosting the virtual lab. One of the

> nice things about being able to access a virtual desktop is accessing

> software applications that you couldn't afford to purchase for your own

> system, but if your system needs a JAWS license add on for remote access

> that cost, it defeats the whole purpose.

> Is there any institution out there offering a Citrix based virtual lab

> that they make available to all students and if so, how does this

> institution manage that scenario without forwarding the cost to students?


> Patti Lester, MLS, AT Lab Coordinator

> Student Disability Resource Center

> Florida State University

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