VCL currently supports Linux and Unix lab machines. Adding support for Windows has been a desired feature for a long time. Since you already have Cygwin sshd working on the machines it wouldn't take much to allow VCL to provision them.

A few questions...
How do users normally log in to these machines?
Are they part of an AD domain?
Was Cygwin installed individually, via a GPO, or something else?
Do you know of anything else that you'd want to be automatically configured on the machine other than opening up RDP when a user makes a reservation?


Gabriel Muñoz wrote:
Thank you,

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Henry E Schaffer <h...@unity.ncsu.edu> wrote:
Gabriel Mu?oz writes:
Thank you, the scenario is the same. We are thinking to use this
project to get student's access when the lab is closed. Ours labs use
Linux and Windows. Please if you remember how you do to make it works
tell me.
 I'm going to send this on to the vcl-dev list - I think you are more
likely to get an answer there.


On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 2:50 PM, Henry E Schaffer <h...@unity.ncsu.edu> wrote:
Gabriel Mu?oz writes:
Can I use vcl for a phisical machine inside a lab?
 Yes, I think - but I'm not sure what you mean.

Notes of this machine (Computer):
* OS: Windows xp
* Inside this computer I installed: cygwin with ssh, enabled firewall,
enabled rpc, I can connect to this machine remotly from vlcd server
via ssh and rdesktop.
* I have installed vcld, management node and web interface.

In affimative case:
 * Is necesary make an image for this machine?
 * How I must do to register this machine in the web interface?
 * How I get the control of this machine via web interface?

I'm trying, too hard but without good news.
 For physical lab machines, we use the VCL software to reserve these
computers for online use when the computer lab is closed - so there is
no conflict between the remote user and a user at the physical keyboard.
These computers aren't re-imaged - rather the user gets what's there and
isn't root/Administrator.

 Foggy memory: I think this can be done for Linux/Solaris/Windows lab
machines, but some small piece of software must be installed to have
them talk with the VCL software.

 If this is the type of use you are asking about, I'm sure someone else
can give more details.  If you have another use in mind, please explain
--henry schaffer

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