Computer Information

University Policy for Computer Use

Key Points from the University Policy for Computer Use

EE Software Programs for Students

UH Manoa Matlab portal

  • Install Matlab onto your personal computer(s)
  • use Matlab online (browser access)
  • get free Matlab training

Microsoft "Azure Dev Tools for Teaching" (formerly called Imagine, formerly called Dreamspark)

A program offered by Microsoft to academia to provide Microsoft software development tools (including operating systems, MS Project, Visio, etc.) to our students to expand their study of software development and testing.  The UH EE department participates as a premium subscriber.  Any student or faculty currently enrolled with our department can request an account from  

Note that the new Azure Dev site requires an additional Microsoft ID account (can create for free).  The Azure Dev site offers many other tools and services.  If you get lost in the site, you can return to download software in the Education Hub Software section.

New in 2019, the old Imagine WebStore now hosts many other tools for free or at discounted rates, including products from IBM, VMWare, National Instruments, etc.

Some tools and educational aids are also available by creating your own account (different from above) at the Microsoft Imagine site.

Keysight (was Agilent) Technologies Software - ADS

Electronic design automation software for RF, microwave, high speed digital, and power electronics applications.

VMWare and other software

A program offered by VMWare to academia to provide VMWare tools to students.  Any current student or faculty can request access following guidelines on the UH Site License site.

Computers in Holmes Hall EE classroom labs:   
Domain Accounts needed for use!

If you are enrolled in a laboratory course, an ELEC domain account will be generated for you, and access information will be sent to your UH email address.  

If you are an EE student not enrolled in a laboratory course this semester, and you would like to use the PCs in Holmes 387, please request an account from

More info about the ELEC domain accounts:

We are using Redirected Folders instead of Roaming Profiles.  Some of your Profile folders – Desktop, Documents, and Pictures, will be stored on the storage file server and will be pulled from the server only when accessed. That is, you can save files on the Desktop, in the My Documents folders, or in the "U:" drive, and they will be available to you the next time you login at any of our ELEC domain PCs.  Customizations saved in the AppData folder (such as Chrome bookmarks) will not be shared between PCs.  This new paradigm should reduce logon wait times that some students have experienced in the past. 

Recommendations for EE ELEC domain account logins:

Try to stagger logins at the beginning of a lab class:  Students who get there early should go ahead and login as soon as they can to minimize the heavy network traffic that can occur if everyone tries to login at the start of the lab. 

Store files on U: drive.  You are given 500MB of storage with your account, to have readily available for whichever EE lab you are working in from week to week.

Your account will have “U:” user drive.  This is a better location to store files (up to 500MB sum total).  The U: drive will appear as another drive below Local Disk with your username:

    first.last (\storage\users\undergraduate) (U:) 

under the Microsoft "Computer" link.  Files placed here are stored immediately on an intranet cloud.  If you try to store files on the C: drive; they will not have security protections and may not be available to you at your next login.

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