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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, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio, and more...

Please note that Adobe products are no longer offered on RemoteApps because of licensing restrictions.


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/iPad (NOTE: iPhone and iPod not availible through RDP)

NOTE: There is no supported client for Linux.

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:

  • URL: remoteapps.oregonstate.edu
  • Username: username@onid.oregonstate.edu 
  • Password: Your ONID password

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


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