Setting up access to remote environments from a web browser can be difficult, unless you’re a sysadmin or you deal with this kind of problem in your everyday job. The process requires tweaking Windows registry settings to reenable the Telnet protocol handler that was disabled in Internet Explorer 7 or higher, enabling the Remote Desktop ActiveX control in Internet Explorer (or setting up the Remote Desktop Control in other browsers), installing the proper version of the Java virtual machine, and so on.
Too many steps! That’s why we created a VMware virtual appliance — based on the Ubuntu Linux distribution and the Firefox web browser — that solves all of these problems for you. Just install VMware Player, available as a free download, download our RL Appliance, and you’re all set.
Of course, this appliance performs best when used with NIL remote labs.