Desktop Computers and Software

The College of Engineering and the Engineering Workstations Labs (EWS) are committed to providing a secure computing environment. To achieve this goal, EWS has disabled any protocols that transmit clear text passwords. EWS users should use SSH and/or SFTP clients to connect to linux.ews.illinois.edu. To download and use secure clients, see "configuring and using Cygwin" on this page.

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In your Applications menu on the top-left, select EWS Software -> EWS Citrix Reciever

Make sure that you are in XenApp view by going to View -> Citrix XenApp

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The instructions below will get you started using Citrix on your personal Windows machine. You can also follow the windows instructions 3 through 10 to access Citrix applications from campus computer labs.

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For all engineering students and faculty there is software available at the University of Illinois Webstore found at http://webstore.illinois.edu/home/.

To see software available through EWS please see: https://it.engineering.illinois.edu/ews/lab-information/lab-software

Please contact your department if you need special software, or EWS if you need more information on software available in the labs.

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Check your printing account. This includes information such as printing history, page purchase history, and user information.

Pages can be bought in blocks of 50 pages for $4.00. Multiple blocks can be bought at once, but try not to over-purchase printing, there are no refunds for unused pages.

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Instructions for:

Windows 7

  • Go to Start and click Control Panel.
  • Click on Hardware and Sound.

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Using the Virtual Private Network, off-campus users can connect to the campus network and access most campus resources. For general information on how to use the Tech Services VPN, please visit http://techservices.illinois.edu/services/virtual-private-networking-vpn. Connecting instructions.

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