Posted on: 27 August, 2020 - 09:46
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:
- AUS VPN for Off Campus Access: https://itfaq.aus.edu/faq/ask?combine=vpn&c=
- Set-up AppsAnywhere Client: https://itfaq.aus.edu/faq/370
Minimum Operating System requirements:
- Windows OS: Windows 7
- 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 apps.aus.edu (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".