The CAEE department is offering a new desktop and application delivery service that runs on the cloud. All current CAEE undergraduate and graduate students have access to the Azure Virtual Desktop. It will allow students and faculty 24/7 access to some of the LRC software through Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop environment. By installing a client to your machine you will be able to access LRC software using a Windows or MacOS desktop client.m.

Accessing Azure Virtual Desktop

If you are using this service for the first time you must download a client onto your machine.  Installation instructions and the client downloads are available at:



  • The first time you run the client, select “Subscribe” to start your one time setup.
  • Be sure to use your official UT email address to “Sign in” when prompted for your Microsoft account.
  • Use your UT EID or official UT email address at the UT Tower Sign in page. Two-factor authentication will be required.
  • Check “Allow my organization to manage my device” when prompted.
  • Click the “Cloud” icon under CAEE Academic Desktops
  • Login to the Azure Virtual Desktop using your EID password

Azure Virtual Desktops can be accessed on-campus or off-campus using any computer with the remote desktop client but will require a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection from off-campus.  Search for "VPN" at for detailed instructions.


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