What is Windows Remote Desktop?| Setup Windows Remote Desktop SoftwareLuskin Remote Desktop is available for all Luskin graduate students (Social Welfare, Urban Planning and Public Policy) for Luskin class work only.

Current lab users can access their accounts remotely via Remote Desktop Services.

Remote desktop services requires the user to authenticate with the campus UCLA VPN system before connecting. Click here for more information on UCLA’s VPN. For detailed information on how to connect to remote desktop services, see the PDF below.

All NEW and RETURNING students must fill out the  Luskin Access Request Form  to extend accounts into the 2020-2021 school year. Due to COVID restrictions, the PHYSICAL Luskin Computer Lab is not available.

Luskin Remote Desktop Service (RDS)

How to connect to the Luskin RDS:

Step 1 : First, connect to UCLA VPN

  • Download the UCLA VPN software (UCLA IT Support Center)

Step 2: Connect to LUSKIN Remote Desktop
(choose your OS)

Software Available on RDS

NAME VERSION DESCRIPTION
Adobe Acrobat Application to view, create, manipulate, print, and manage files in Portable Document Format
Adobe Creative Suite 6 Family of products intended for professional print, web, interactive, and mobile designers.
ArcGIS 10.x Program for desktop geographic information analysis and mapping.
AutoCAD Latest Application for 2D and 3D computer-aided design and drafting.
Chrome Latest A freeware web browser developed by Google.
FileZilla Latest Open-source (GNU GPL) FTP client for Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux.
Google Earth Latest A virtual globe, map, and geographical information program.
IBM SPSS 24 SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is a comprehensive, integrated system for data manipulation and statistical data analysis.
Microsoft Edge Latest Microsoft’s Internet browser program for accessing the World Wide Web.
Microsoft Office 2016 An integrated suite of applications from Microsoft which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
Mozilla Firefox Latest Mozilla Firefox3 is our mature, integrated application suite that includes browser, email and newsgroup client, chat client, and an HTML editor.
Notepad++ Latest Source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
R Latest R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.
SAS 9.4.1 The SAS System is an integrated suite of software for enterprise-wide information delivery functioning on four data-driven tasks common to virtually any application-data access, data management, data analysis, and data presentation.
Sophos Latest Sophos Anti-Virus protects your network, desktop and even remote laptop computers from the latest viruses, Trojans, worms, and spyware.
SketchUp 2017 A 3D modeling program for a broad range of applications such as architectural, civil, mechanical, film and video game design.
Stata 15 Stata is programmable, statistical software for Windows.
VLC Media Player Latest Open-source media player that supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats.
Windows Media Player Latest Windows Media player is an all-in-one player for audio formats and video formats.

Reset your Luskin account password

How to reset your Luskin Account password:

UCLA Library CLICC Virtual Desktop:

STUDENTS are also encouraged to use the UCLA LIBRARY CLICC Virtual Desktop which has a wide array of software available for computing resources.  CLICC service allows users with an internet connection and computer to access a CLICC Virtual Desktop loaded with a number of programs using ONLY their UCLA Logon ID. This system can be used at anytime and by ALL UCLA Students for general and class use.

Click here for more information: UCLA CLICC Virtual Desktop

This CLICC service allows users with an internet connection and computer to access a CLICC Virtual Desktop loaded with a number of programs.

You can view the Software List to see which software is accessible online through CLICC Virtual Desktops (indicated in the “CLICC Virtual Desktop” column).

Note: CLICC Virtual Desktop is not maintained or supported by Luskin IT