SCS Windows


The SCS lab machines are running the Windows operating system. Basic things you need to know:


  • The windows-image is not configurable, which means that you cannot install any software on it.
  • Only SCS students can create an account on the lab machines.
  • Z-drive has a limited amount of server space for you
  • You can access other operating systems using VirtualBox
  • You can connect to the Linux Network using a remote desktop application called x2go

Getting Started

SCS Lab Virtual Machines

The SCS Labs have VirtualBox installed that gives users the ability to run virtual operating systems. There are a number of virtual operating systems that have been specifically built for a course.

WARNING: The SCS Labs’ Virtual Machines RESET after you shut them down (or log out of windows). So changes to the VM, assignment files, etc. will be LOST if they are saved directly on the VM’s disk. However, you CAN save files in your SCS Windows Z: drive which is accessible within your Virtual Machine. The desktop of your Virtual Machine has a Shared Folders icon, which will have a link inside to your Z: drive. You can use this to save your files permanently. And your Z: drive can be accessed from any Windows PC and from the SCS NextCloud Service.

See the SCS Course Virtual Machine site for more information on Virtual Machines.

Remote Access to SCS Windows Lab Machines

You can access lab machines remotely using this remote access service. Please make sure you have created/updated your SCS account: SCS Account Management

Lab Basics