UMKC Remote Labs → Windows Remote Application Connection Instructions

Windows Remote Application Connection Instructions

A Remote Application connection allows a program to be run off of a remote computer, but appear as if it is running locally on your computer.

Please note: Although remote applications appear to be running on your computer, the application will only have access to the remote file system (namely your personal storage on the Q: drive). Additionally, these instructions were written using Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. If you are using a different browser or operating system the dialog boxes will vary slightly, but the procedure will remain the same.
  1. Begin by visiting the available labs and applications page and choosing a lab from the "Remote Applications" tab. Click on the "Connect" button for that lab.

  2. If lab seats are available you will be taken to a second page with limited help content and a large "Launch My Session!" button. Click on that button.

  3. A dialog box prompting you to open or save your file will pop up. Click on "Open".

    open or save prompt

  4. If this is the first time you have used Remote Labs, you will be prompted to trust the publisher (UMKC in this instance). Check the "Don't ask me again for remote connections from this publisher" checkbox and click "Connect".

    unknown publisher warning

  5. Next you will be prompted for credentials. Be sure to login with your fully-qualified username (such as "UMKC-USERS\username"). Enter your credentials and click on "OK".

    logon prompt

  6. You will be presented with the following connection dialog while your application starts.


    Please note: If you have not recently connected to this remote lab computer there will be a delay as your profile is created. This is normal.

    You are now connected! If you have any additional questions, please visit our Remote Labs FAQ or contact the IS Call Center.

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