Lab Users

If you are student of Valdosta State University, but are not also employed by the university, you will be using Active Directory to:

  • Log into computers at campus computer labs
  • Store files in your My Documents folder
  • Access shared folders for your classes

In order to get started using Active Directory, please follow the guides listed below:

1. Create an Active Directory Account

In order to access the features of Active Directory, you will need to begin by creating your account. In order to do so, you will need to know your BlazeVIEW username and password.

Your BlazeVIEW username is the first part of your VSU e-mail address. Thus, if your e-mail address was, your username would be janbrady.

If you never used BlazeVIEW account or have forgotten your BlazeVIEW password, you can set a new password using our Self-Service Password Reset Tool.


2. Logging In and Out of Your Account

Now that you have created your account, you can log into your account in order to access the features of Active Directory. Once you have done so, you will have access to a My Documents folder which will travel with you as you log into different lab computers.

Note: If you leave yourself logged into your account on a computer, another user can delete or modify files stored in your My Documents folder. Thus, it is important to log out of your account when you leave a computer.


3. Accessing a Locked Computer

If another user has left a computer without logging out of his or her account, the computer may lock itself after a certain period of time to prevent unauthorized access to the account. When this occurs, you will see a window similar to the one listed below. If you need to use the computer, you can use the following steps to unlock the computer and log the prior user out of his or her account.


  1. Enter logout into the Use name field.
  2. Enter logout into the Password field.
  3. Click the OK button.


4. Resetting your Password

If you forget your Active Directory password, please use our Self-Service Password Reset Tool to set a new password. If you encounter issues while using this tool, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at 229-245-4357 or send an e-mail to

Please note that our work request system can only accept emails sent from a VSU email address.