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Bring Your Own Device

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device laptop) are allowed per lab basis at CREC but can only be used via UF-WIFI and to access UF resources via IFAS VMware. Check with your PI to make sure they will allow it; in most cases they will supply a UFAD machine. This may only apply to visiting scholars and scientists.  
To get access to UFAD resources here at CREC with your own Device (Laptop) you must first ensure the laptop has the latest updates and is Virus Free!!  Follow instruction on How section: of our page under How tell if your computer show symptoms of Malware. Once your machine is clean, send a MyIT ticket and attach print screen of the results of your scan.
Beware, without the steps provided, Gainesville could block access to your device. Keep in mind ISD does not work on personal computer but will advise steps to be performed on your own.  
To access printers and lab drives, use the VM supplied by UF by downloading the VM client for Mac and Windows at When it asks for server name use: The VM will allow you to connect to printers, lab drives, office products, and use a few apps included, but will not allow you to install application.
Non UFAD computer will not be allowed to be connect to via network cable, your machine will be blocked immediately!!
WIFI issue should be reported via MY IT Ticket with the building & room number. Just remember to keep your machine up to date which should include Windows Updates, Antivirus, Adobe, and JAVA or Gainesville will block your access!