If you are a current student and unable to travel to the TAMIU Campus in order to use a computer for programs such as SPSS, you may go to https://uvirtualdesktop.tamiu.edu for access. If you intend on saving files, it is important to install the client. Follow the steps below:

Click on “Install VMware Horizon View Client”

 Download link

Find “VMware Horizon View Client for 32‐bit Windows” and click on “Go to Downloads”.

 Download page


Click on “Download”.

 Download client


Run the Installation file that was downloaded.

Click on “Next”.


Accept the agreement and click on “Next”

Accept the agreement 

Click on “Next” again.

Installation features 

In the “Default View Connection Server:” Type in: uvirtualdesktop.tamiu.edu

 Default server

Click on “Next”

Login selection 

Click on "Next"

Create shortcuts

Click on “Install”

 Click Install

Click on "Finish"


NOTE: Close any open programs and save any open documents.

Click on “Yes” to restart computer.


After the restart, there will be a VMware icon.

VMWare Horizon View

Double click to run program.


Double click the "uvirtualdesktop.tamiu.edu" icon

Type in your NetID and password, and make sure to select the “TAMIU” domain if you are a faculty member or

“STUDENTS” domain if you are a student.


Click on “Login”

Login to UVirutalDesktop

Double-click "RemoteVirtualLab"

Remote Virtual Lab


Desktop will load.


If you wish to use a USB Device, make sure to click on “Connect USB Device”

Note: No data is saved on this Virtual Desktop. After you logoff, nothing is recoverable. Make sure to save your files before logging off.

Contact Us

Office of Information Technology Help Desk

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Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall, Room 105

5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041