Using LCB vApps

Student Access

Access to the LeBow Virtual Lab (vLab) for classwork is automatically granted to any student currently enrolled in a LeBow course. If you are enrolled in a LeBow course, but are unable to access the vLab, please email lcbtech@drexel.edu for assistance.

Faculty/PhD Access

The LeBow vLab is available to all LCB faculty and Ph.D. candidates for use on personal devices.

Before you Begin
To access the vLab from updated versions of Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, you must add the drexel.edu domain to your list of acceptable pop-up sites to ensure the logon prompt is available. To do this:

  1. Open a new browser window.
  2. Browse to chrome://settings/content/popups.
  3. Select Add in the Allow section.
  4. Enter [*.]drexel.edu in the *Site* field.
  5. Select Add.

Accessing the LeBow vLab

  1. Browse to https://apps.lebow.drexel.edu.
  2. Log in using your Drexel credentials.
    • NOTE: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) applies when signing in to LCB vApps.
  3. vApps you have access to will be displayed in CATALOG tab.


Choosing a vApp Open Method

LeBow vApps, by default, are opened directly in the web browser and require no additional software to run. However, there is an option to download a small Horizon VM Client application which will run the vApp in its own window. The advantage of using the Horizon Client is that files on your local computer are immediately accessible in the vApp with no additional configuration on your part. You may still access local files using the web browser launch method, but you will need to upload the file first before you can begin working with it.

NOTE: If you choose to use the Horizon Client open method, you may be prompted the first time you use it to allow access to your local files. You must allow this access in order to see the files on your local computer through the vApp. If you were not prompted or chose to deny access, follow the directions on the Allowing the Horizon Client to Access Local Files knowledge base article to allow Horizon Client access to your files.

IMPORTANT: Regardless of the method you choose for opening vApps, you MUST launch them from the vLab website. You CANNOT open vApps directly from the Horizon Client.

Changing the vApp Open Method

  1. Select the menu bearing your name in the top right corner.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Preferences from the left menu.
  4. Select the open method that is your preference, Horizon Client or Browser.
  5. If you changed the open method, select Save.
  6. Select <- Back to return to the CATALOG window.


Installing the VMware Horizon Client

  1. Browse to http://www.vmware.com/go/viewclients.
  2. Select Go to Downloads next to the appropriate version of the software for your computer.
  3. Select Download.
  4. Locate the downloaded installer and launch it.
  5. Follow all on-screen instructions.


Opening a vApp in the Web Browser

  1. Select Open under the vApp you wish to use.
  2. If prompted, re-enter your Drexel credentials and select Sign In.


Opening a vApp in the Horizon Client

NOTE: vApps cannot be opened directly from the Horizon Client. Even when using the Horizon Client, you must browse to http://apps.lebow.drexel.edu to open a vApp using the steps below.

  1. Select Open under the vApp you wish to use.
  2. If prompted, re-enter your Drexel credentials and select Sign In.
  3. When prompted, open the VMware Horizon Client.