If you have already installed VNC Viewer, use the links to the right to select a lab and view which machines are available for use.

If you are having any issues, please fill out a HelpDesk ticket by visiting https://helpdesk.collegeforcreativestudies.edu.

VNC Machine Availability

The labs listed below are designated for VNC access. By clicking on the group/room, link users can identify available machines to connect and use.

Taubman VNC
Ford VNC
T-606 – Dedicated Interiors Lab
T-908 – Dedicated Interiors Lab

Download VNC Viewer

Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a graphical desktop-sharing system that uses the Remote Frame Buffer protocol (RFB) to remotely control another computer. It transmits the keyboard and mouse events from one computer to another, relaying the graphical-screen updates back in the other direction, over a network.

Before you can access a CCS machine remotely, you must download and instal VNC Viewer on your personal machine.

Visit https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer/ to get started.

Visit https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer/

Choose the operating system of your personal machine then click “Download VNC Viewer”.

Once the installer package has been downloaded to your machine, open it and begin the installation process.

After the application has completed installation, launch the VNC Viewer application.

Signing In to VNC Viewer

You should have already received your login details from the ITS Office. Click “Sign In” to access your RealVNC account.

Sign in with the account details provided by ITS.

After signing in, wait for the list of machines to load in the VNC Connect panel.

Give the list a moment to populate.

Locating an Available Machine

A listing of CCS computer labs can be found at https://campus.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/labs. Click on a room from the Lab List to view available machines.

It is recommend that you browse the lab list and find a machine that is not in use. Click on any of the rooms listed in the Lab List menu to the right to view available machines. Machines displaying a green screen with a square are powered and available.

Explore the lab list.

Return to the VNC Viewer and select your machine. Double clicking will launch your request to access.

Click to select a machine.

Click “Continue” when the identity check has completed.

Click continue after verification.

Enter the password “vncstudent”.

Use the password provided by ITS.

Once you have entered your password, click “OK”.

You will now see the login screen of the machine you are controlling. You must log in using your CCS username and password.

You must access the machine as if you were in a lab using your CCS username and password.

When you are done with your session make sure you log out any applications and the computer as you normally would.


Please end your session by clicking the X in the upper area of the viewer window.

The VNC control panel will pop open when your mouse is near.

Tips For Better Performance

You can adjust the resolution in the VNC drop down. You can also scale the window to fit your viewer here as well. Click the gear icon to access these settings.

Click the gear icon for preferences.
A lower picture quality can help speed up response.