OSU RemoteApps

What are RemoteApps?

RemoteApps is an OSU-hosted service that provides access to instructional software and applications for OSU students and staff.

Who has access?

All current students and employees may access RemoteApps. The service is intended for instructional (teaching and learning) use. 

Where can I access RemoteApps?

RemoteApps can be accessed via a web browser from on-campus or off-campus computers. VPN? is not required for off-campus access.

What is available on RemoteApps?

Many instructional applications are available, including statistical packages, the Office and OpenOffice suites, Adobe software, etc.

Please note that Adobe products are restricted to on-campus connections only.

 

How to Connect to OSU RemoteApps:

Windows Vista/7/8 (NOTE: Windows XP and older are not supported)

Macintosh (NOTE: Must be 10.7 or newer)

Android/iPhone

NOTE: There is no supported client for Linux at this time.


Windows Vista/7/8:

 

Method 1: RemoteApp

 

1. Search for RemoteApp by pressing the windows key then typing "RemoteApp" and select RemoteApp and Desktop Connections

                       If you are using Windows 8

Find RemoteApp by searching Windows   

2. Select Access RemoteApp and desktops on the right

 

                    If you are using Windows 7

2. Select "Set up a new connection with RemoteApp and Desktop Connections" on the left.

3. Copy and Paste https://remoteapps.oregonstate.edu/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx into the address bar and click Next

Enter the RDS URL

4. Enter ONID\username and your ONID password.

Enter your ONID credentials

5. You should now be connected! Click View resources to see the programs available. You can also search for the programs and find them in the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections folder via the Start Menu

You can view programs through Work Resources

Method 2: Web Browser

You can log into RemoteApps using your ONID or engineering credentials. Please use the options in parenthesis and orange to log in with your engineering account.

  1. Go to: remoteapps.oregonstate.edu
  2. Login with onid\username (engineering\username)and your password
  3. Select the program you want to use
  4. You will download a file, run it. 
  5. Click Connect
  6. Enter your ONID onid\username (engineering\username) and password again


 

How to Connect to RemoteApps from Macintosh:

You can log into RemoteApps using your ONID or engineering credentials. Please use the options in parenthesis and orange to log in with your engineering account.

  1. Download and install the Microsoft Remote Desktop App from the App Store
    1. Open the App Store
    2. In the search box in the top right, search, "Microsoft Remote Desktop"
    3. Once you find the app pictured below, click "Free," then "Install." The app will appear on your dock. 

Method 1: Remote App

1. Open Microsoft Remote Desktop
               
2. Click Remote Resources

                   

3. Enter the follwing information:

4. Click Refresh

 

Method 2: Web Browser

 

 

1. Go to remoteapps.oregonstate.edu

2. Login with your ONID username with the ONID domain (e.g. ONID\Username)

3. Enter ONID Password

4. Navigate to the folder you need

   

5. Select the Program you wish to use

 

6. A download will start in your web browser. Go to your Downloads folder located on you dock and run .RDP file

                                 

7. Select "Other User"

           

8. Sign in with your ONID credentials with the ONID domain as you did in step 2 (e.g. ONID\Username)

           

Your program will open. 

 

Connecting With Linux

We recommend using freerdp for connecting to Remote Apps on Linux. This program can be located at freerdp.com

 

Remote Apps for Mobile Devices

Remote Desktop Connection for Android

It is now possible to access OSU's Remote Applications from your Android device. To do so, follow the steps below:

Please use the options in parenthesis and orange to log in with your engineering account.

  1. Open up the Google Play Store and search for "Microsoft Remote Desktop"
     
  2. Press "Install", the app will be downloaded
  3. Open the application
  4. Go to the "Remote Resources" tab
  5. Press the + sign at the top of the screen
  6. Enter this info:
    1. URL: https://remoteapps.oregonstate.edu
    2. Enter your onid\username (engineering\username) password
    3. Press done

       

  7. Wait for the list of programs to load, then select the one you want to use
  8. At the screen below, only select "Trust Once." RDS will not work otherwise.
     
  9. You should now be able to use the RDS application you selected.  

Remote Apps for iOS (iPod, iPad, iPhone)

It is now possible to access OSU's Remote Applications from your iOS device. To do so, follow the steps below:

 

  1. Open up the App Store and search for remote desktop
     
  2. Install Microsoft Remote Desktop
  3. Open Safari (Note: this only works in Safari) and go to: remoteapps.oregonstate.edu
  4. Login with onid\username (engineering\username)and your password
  5. Select the application you would like to use
  6. On this screen, press "Open in 'RD Client'"
  7. Login with onid\username (engineering\username)and your password again and press "Logon"
  8. At this screen, only select "Connect once." 
     
  9. You should then be logged in and be able to use the RDS Application you launched.