Using LCB vApps

Student Access

Access to LCB virtual applications (vApps) for classwork is only granted at the request of the course instructor during the term in which the course is taught. Students requiring access to software for a course must follow-up with their instructor to ensure a request was made on their behalf. As a reminder, all LCB owned software packages are installed on LCB computer lab machines as well as LCB loaner laptops available from the LeBow Tech office (Gerri C. LeBow Hall, suite 542).

Faculty/PhD Access

LCB vApps are available to all LCB faculty and Ph.D. candidates for use on personal devices upon request.


Software Required for Using vApps

Software Description
Microsoft Remote Desktop Before you can begin using a vApp, you must first ensure that you have the latest version of Microsoft Remote Desktop installed on your computer. Refer to the How to Install Microsoft Remote Desktop self-service article to ensure you have the latest version of the software available.
Drexel VPN LCB vApps are only accessible from within Drexel’s campus. To download or use a vApp from off-campus, you MUST first need to connect to the Drexel VPN. Instructions can be found at https://drexel.edu/it/services/catalog/cisco-anyconnect-vpn/


Downloading a vApp

  1. Browse to http://lcbvapps.lebow.drexel.edu.
  2. Log in using your Drexel credentials. NOTE: You must enter your username preceded by “drexel". (ex. drexel\abc123).
  3. Select the vApp you wish to download to save it to your computer.
  4. Final steps:
    • Windows 10 Users
      1. Browse to the location where the vApp shortcut was downloaded.
      2. Move the shortcut to a location where you can easily find it (ex. the desktop).
      3. Rename the shortcut to a more easily identifiable name.
    • Mac OS Users
      1. Launch Microsoft Remote Desktop.
      2. Browse to the location where the vApp shortcut was downloaded.
      3. Drag the vApp shortcut into the Remote Desktop window.
      4. Hover over the newly added icon and select the pencil icon to edit the vApp.
      5. In the Friendly Name: text box, rename the vApp to a more easily identifiable name.
      6. Select Save.


Launching a vApp

Windows 10 Users

  1. Browse to the location where you moved the vApp shortcut and launch it.
  2. When prompted, sign on using your Drexel credentials.
    • Note: Your username must be entered either as your username@drexel.edu or drexel\username.

macOS Users

  1. Launch Microsoft Remote Desktop.
  2. Select the vApp you wish to open.
  3. From the Connections menu, select Connect.
  4. When prompted, sign on using your Drexel credentials.
    • Note: Your username must be entered either as your username@drexel.edu or drexel\username.