If you think there is something missing from this How To page, please email help@cems.uvm.edu. We will answer you directly or put the information here (or probably both).

Installing CEMS Applications

CEMS applications are now available on the UVM Software Portal: https://software.uvm.edu

Configuring and Accessing Virtual Votey

Virtual Votey is a virtual lab of computers that are configured like lab computers but can be accessed remotely. There are 150 virtual computers available in Virtual Votey. Virtual Votey computers contain software programs necessary for Engineering, Math and Computer Science classes that are too costly for students to purchase. In order to use Virtual Votey, you must first set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).  

More information about MFA

Set up MFA

Configure VMware Horizon for Accessing Virtual Votey

Student Printing

Student Printing Information

Student Storage

We recommend students use their UVM OneDrive for storage. Each student is granted 1 TB of storage in OneDrive. More information can be found in the Tech Team's Knowledge Base here: https://www.uvm.edu/it/kb/article/onedrive/

Votey 229/Perkins 108 Monitors

Students have access to 8 large (27") monitors split between Votey 229 and Perkins 108. These monitors are intended to provide a larger screen to students who need to perform CAD or other graphical work that is better done on a large monitor. Additionally, these stations provide a wired mouse and keyboard to make navigation in those graphical applications easier.

Connecting to these screens is easy, there is a single USB-C cable that you will need to connect to the USB-C port on your laptop. This cable provides access to the monitor, mouse, keyboard, and will charge compatible laptops. If you run in to any problems connecting your laptop to these screens, please email help@cems.uvm.edu.

Mapping Your Z: Drive

The Z: drive is the network drive for all UVM people. Data stored on the Z: drive is backed up each night and can be available from all CEMS computers and from off-campus. If you are off-campus, you must first run UVM's VPN software. Obtain and run VPN.

Windows 10

Open File Explorer and click 'This PC' in the left hand navigation column. Then click computer at the top of the window and then 'Map network drive.' The folder path you will use is "\\zoofs.uvm.edu\netid" replacing netid with your UVM NetID. Assign a drive letter, Z to be consistent with CEMS computer labs and check the two boxes under the path, 'Reconnect at sign-in' and 'Connect using different credentials.' Click OK and you will be prompted for credentials. Enter your UVM NetID and password and check the box to remember them and then click OK. Your UVM Zoo drive will now be mounted.


Click in the background area of the desktop. This will put you in the Finder. The Finder has a menu item "Go", when clicked drops down a submenu, and has an item "Connect to Server". That will pop up a dialog box that has a place to type in the "Server Address". Type in cifs://zoofs.uvm.edu/username substituting your netid for username. Another dialog box will pop up asking for Name and Password. Enter your netid and password, and the volume will be mounted.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)


Obtaining a CEMS Class Account

Class accounts for those students NOT majoring in a CEMS discipline, but who are taking a course in which the instructor requires computer use, are created only at the behest of the instructor. If you are an instructor:  Obtain class accounts