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 by default.

Accessing LCB vApps

  1. Browse to http://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 Launch Method

LCB vApps, by default, are launched 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 launch 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.

Changing the vApp Launch 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 launch method that is your preference, Horizon Client or Browser.
  5. If you changed the launch 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.


Launching a vApp in the Web Browser

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


Launching a vApp in the Horizon Client

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