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RemoteApp - How to Access RemoteApp From Android or iOS Using the Remote Desktop Store App
  1. Download the “Microsoft Remote Desktop” app (it’s free) from the Play Store or Apple Store and open the app.

  2. Click the “+” icon on the upper right.

  3. Select “Remote Resource Feed”

  4. In the “Email or URL” field, type https://virtual.krannert.purdue.edu
    Click the username field, then new account, then enter your credentials in the form KRANNERT\, and you password.
    Click Save.

  5. After you click save, the app will download the app links from the server.  Once complete, click the Apps tab and you will see the apps you have access to.
    The Remote Desktop client touch interface can be a little daunting at first; it becomes intuitive with use.  
    Using a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard with your device is highly recommended.  It can make even a tiny device extremely usable.

  6. SAVING FILES:  This can be confusing the first time.
    Ideally, you should use your Krannert U: Drive if you have one, or the ITaP W: Drive. In the image below, these are the locations with the format “username (\\krannert\dfs\user) U:”
    To save a file to the device you are using, select one of the locationlocation in the format: “Android on localhost”.  This works, but it can be clunky and slow.
    NEVER save to the “Local Disk (C: )”.   This is the server, and not your local computer.

    Krannert Faculty/Staff/PhD/Masters only - You can save to “Documents”. These files will go to a subfolder of your U: drive called “RemoteApp”.  
    Do not delete the “RemoteApp” folder in your U: drives, it contains profile information for all of your RemoteApps.

  7. To exit, hit the “back” button twice.


  • Idle RemoteApps will timeout after 30 minutes of inactivity. If you reconnect within 30 minutes from the time of disconnection, you can continue where you left off.
  • If there is a temporary network disconnection between your computer and the server, again, you can reconnect within 30 minutes to continue where you left off.
  • There is a maximum session limit of 8 hours.   


File Name Download
RemoteAppMobileInstr2.pdf Download