Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business


The Lindner College of Business, in conjunction with UCIT, provides virtual computers for all students in the College. Essentially all the software required for coursework at LCB is installed and available for student use on these virtual computers. Students connect remotely to the virtual environment by downloading, installing, and using the VMWare Horizon client which is completely free of charge. UCVLabs is accessible from your PC or Mac anytime, day or night, on campus or off. This is especially useful for students who use Apple laptops and need to use software that only runs on Microsoft Windows. When using UCVLabs, be sure to save your work to a cloud service such as Box@UC or Dropbox, or to a USB drive.

Introduction to UCVLabs

This video gives you a high level overview of what UCVLabs is and how LCB students can use it to access all the business software they need - for free, from anywhere, 24/7.

List of Software Available on UCVLabs

  • Adobe Acrobat XI Pro
  • AMPL
  • Erwin Data Modeler 7.3, Process Modeler 7.3
  • Eclipse
  • GAMS                                                                
  • Java Development Kit
  • Matchware Mindview 4.0
  • Mathematica 9
  • MatLab R2013b
  • Microsoft Office 2013 – Access, Excel, InfoPath, Lync, OneNote, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Visio, Word
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Oracle Client 12
  • Palisade Decision Tools 6 - @Risk
  • PuTTY
  • R 2.13
  • Rockwell Arena 14.50.00002
  • SAP Client 7.3
  • SAS 9.4
  • Simio
  • SPSS Statistics 22, SPSS Modeler 15
  • Stata 11
  • TraderEx

How to Install the VMware View Client

The following videos will walk you through the process of installing the VMware View Client. Choose the appropriate video to watch based on whether your'e installing on a Windows or a Mac PC. We recommend you click the double diagonal arrow icon to view in full screen mode.


Windows-based Install

Mac-based Install

Using UCVLabs

This video will take you through the process of connecting to UCVLabs using the VMWare Horizon Client and saving your work so that you can access it later.