Software 2: How to connect remotely to a Lab computer using AppsAnywhere.

The Remote Desktop service allows you to access a Lab computer off-campus. Through this, you will be able to use all software/programs available on the Lab computer. 

In order to connect to remotely connect to a Lab computer desktop using AppsAnywhere, you will need the following: 

  1. AUS VPN for Off Campus Access:
  2. Set-up AppsAnywhere Client:
  3. Minimum Operating System requirements:
    1. Windows OS: Windows 7
    2. Mac OS: OS X El Capitan (10.11.6)

​Once completed, follow this step-to-step guide to connect to a Remote Desktop: 

NOTE: You will automatically be disconnected if the machine is left inactive for 15 minutes. You won't get access to the same machine every time. 

Step 1: Login to (AppsAnywhere)

Step 2: Click on Desktops


Step 3: Select the machine you need (based on your College, eg. CAAD), and click Launch. If it's your first time, the connection will take some time.


Step 4: On the next prompt, click on Open AppsAnywhere.


If you have a Windows, the Lab computer desktop will instantly open for you (pictured in Step 8) . If you have a Mac, you will need to continue with the steps below. 

Step 5: Click on Confirm


Step 6: Click on Open


Step 7: Click on Done


Step 8: You can now use the desktop to access any software or programs available! 


To successfully disconnect from the remote desktop follow the steps in "Software 2: How to logoff/disconnect from a remote desktop while using AppsAnywhere".