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RemoteApp - *Easiest* - How to Access RemoteApp Using a Web Browser

*The WebClient is a new option currently under development by Microsoft.  Expect the functionality and appearance to change over time.  It offers easy remote access to computer with a model HTML5 web browser.

Using the HMTL5 WebClient for RemoteApp

Using the webclient is extremely simple.  You'll need to use a modern HTML5 web browser like Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, etc. (no Internet Explorer).

  1. Go to https://virtual.krannert.purdue.edu/RDWeb/WebClient
     
  2. Log in with your Purdue username and password  (no krannert\ needed

     
  3. Find your desired application and single-click it to open.

     
  4. The application will launch inside the browser window.

     


About the toolbar -

  • At any time, you can click "All Resources" All Resources to get back to the application list. 
  • You can expand the application with the fullscreen icon Fullscreen icon
  • You can collapse the toolbar with the unpin Unpin toolbar icon

 

Important Notes/Limitations for the WebClient -

  • There is currently no way to open or save a file directly from/to your local hard drive.  Most will need to use their ITaP W: drive to open/save/transfer files.  Krannert Faculty, Staff and PhD's can use their Krannert U: or V: drives instead.
  • Don't use the browser BACK button.  It will not do what you think it does, and in the best case scenario it will kick you out the site.
  • Heavy handed ad blockers, popup blockers, script inhibitors, etc... may cause the WebClient to fail loading.  You may never see the login, or never see the applications.  Whitelist this site.
  • Please remember, this is a BETA.  It has not been tested on every browser or with every app.  Though convenient, it is still considered an "alternative" method of connecting, should other mechanisms be problematic.