ITS Campus Computing Sites

Virtual Sites

Virtual Sites is a service that allows remote use of a Campus Computing Sites Windows computer and the licensed software on it from any personal computer. This service gives Windows users access to specialized software on an as-needed basis, and it gives Macintosh users a way to use Windows software from their Macintosh computer. The service can be used on or off the U-M campus.

The current Virtual Sites system is based on software that was developed by ITS staff. The software keeps track of which machines are available and sets up remote connections for individuals to these machines through the website. On the backend we use a combination of physical machines located in server closets, lab machines that join the available pool "after hours" and virtual machines running on VMWare ESX hosts. We are currently exploring additional connection technologies such as VMWare's View platform.

Who can use it?

Virtual Sites is available to current students, faculty, and staff on the Ann Arbor campus. A valid uniqname and UMICH Kerberos password are required for access.

Eligible to use Virtual Sites:

Not eligible to use Virtual Sites:

If you are in the eligible list and you are unable to use Virtual Sites, please contact the ITS Service Center at 764-HELP (734-764-4357).