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The Geneseo Virtual Lab is intended primarily for student use. Other members of the campus community may make use of this solution but it may be limited to student centered access. 

Before You Start

The Geneseo Virtual Computer Lab is a group of virtual machines that reside on a server. Whether you are using a PC or Mac with our virtual lab, you can gain access to a Windows based computer with many of the software packages that are licensed to CIT installed on it.

See Using the Old Geneseo Virtual Computer Lab for how to connect to the old Virtual Lab. The old Virtual Lab will be decommissioned by Spring 2019. 


  1. Using a web browser, type in the address bar (or click this link):

  2. Enter your Geneseo username and password, then click on Login.

  3. After you login, click on Launch under Full Desktop to access the virtual computer.

  4. To logoff, right-click on the Windows Start button in the lower left hand corner, click on Shut down or sign out and then click on Sign out.

  5. Close the window.

While your files are temporally saved between sessions, we recommend uploading your files to external storage such as Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive to prevent loss.

Apporto's End User Guide provides instructions on how to use the Virtual Lab including Printing, Uploading and Downloading Files, and even Mounting a Cloud Drive.

Logging into MS Office

  1. Once you have opened an Office 365 Application in the Virtual Lab click on the Sign in button.
  2. Type in your Geneseo email address, then click Next
  3. Enter your Geneseo email address and password in the Windows Security box, then click Ok
  4. Click Yes in the Script Error window
  5. Enter your password again, then click Sign in

You will only need to perform this procedure occasionally.

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More Help

For questions, contact the CIT HelpDesk by calling (585) 245-5588, visiting us in Milne Library, or visiting our online service desk.