R / RStudio on Windows VM

The steps below will guide you to install R and RStudio on a Windows VM with the ability to access prackages on cran.r-project.org.

Get R and RStudio for Windows


Install R and RStudio in Windows VM

  • R

    • Find R installable in an Inbox

    • Copy to desktop

    • Right click the installable, run as administrator

    • Delete the installable from the desktop

  • RStudio

    • Find RStudio installable in an Inbox

    • Copy to desktop

    • Right click the installable, run as administrator

    • Delete the installable from the desktop


Create External Access Rule for the VM

The External Access Rule should only be turned on when needed by the role Owner. It is strongly advised to turn off the rule when not needed.

Rule IP address Port Reason

CranRproject 137.208.57.37 443 Access to cran.r-project.org

Bioconductor 52.71.54.154 443 Access to bioconductor.org

Installing packages

It is strongly advised to install packages in ADMIN mode, this ensures the installed packages are available for any user accessing the Windows VM.

  • Rstudio > More > Run as administrator

  • Type:
    options(download.file.method = "libcurl", repos = c("CRAN" = "https://cran.r-project.org/"))

You can now install packages with install.packages.