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Remote Software Access

Remote Software Access allows students, staff, and faculty to use select software from any supported computer or device, on or off campus. Please contact us with any questions or feedback, as we are actively improving this service.

Available Software

The Available Software list indicates which applications are available remotely in the notes column. Search for "available remotely" to show only these applications.


For best results, we recommend installing an AAP (Aqua Accelerated Protocol) client, which is currently available for Mac and Windows. Alternatively, you can use any RDP client. Free RDP clients include:

Connecting & Logging In

Launch your desired AAP or RDP client. Under settings or preferences, set the resolution to 1024x768. Connect to TERMINAL.SCL.UTAH.EDU. You will be prompted to log in with your uNID and password.

Once connected, the operating system will function the same as a standalone Mac computer. If you are using an RDP client on a Mac, be aware that keyboard commands such as Command-Q (quit) and Command-W (close window) may close the entire RDP client.

Troubleshooting: If part of the remote desktop is black, ensure that your AAP or RDP client is set to use 1024x768 resolution before connecting. If you have trouble connecting, ensure that you have the latest version of your AAP or RDP client installed. If you have a firewall on your computer or on a router, be sure to allow TCP ports 310 (AAP) and 3389 (RDP).

Saving & Opening Files

The remote server doesn't currently support accessing local files, so you need to use a cloud service like Box, which offers 1TB of storage to students, staff, and faculty. Alternatively, you can connect to a server to upload and download files you want to work with, such as the College of Fine Arts server or the College of Social and Behavioral Science server. Smaller files can be transferred by e-mail.

Logging Out

When you are finished with your work and have saved your files to the web, click the Logout icon on the desktop to end your session.

 Last Modified 8/30/18