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WAF - Windows Access Facility
This document provides an overview of the Windows Access Facility (WAF). The WAF is a Windows Terminal Server that provides supplemental access for Mac and Linux users to applications that are only available on the Windows platform.
WAF Account Setup
University of Wisconsin-Madison employees should contact email@example.com to request a WAF account.
Accessing the WAF
Refer to WAF - Installing and Accessing for instructions on accessing the WAF.
NOTE: Access to applications listed in bold requires proof of license ownership – Project and Visio are not licensed under the campus Microsoft site license. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (and copy email@example.com) to request access to Project and Visio on the WAF.
The following applications are available on the WAF:
- Adobe Acrobat DC
- Adobe Flash Player
- EMS Desktop Client
- Google Chrome
- HP OpenView Operations for UNIX Java Console
- Hyperion Interactive Reporting Web Client
- Identity Finder
- Internet Explorer
- Cypress Plugin
- HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Plugin
- Microsoft Office 2016
- Microsoft Project 2016
- Microsoft Project 2013
- Microsoft Visio 2016
- Microsoft Visio 2013
- Mozilla Firefox
- Perceptive Content Desktop Client
- QWS3270 Secure
- VMware Remote Console
- WiscIT Powered By Cherwell
Disconnected user sessions (when users close their session but fail to logoff) are automatically ended after 8 hours. This ensures resources are available to others actively using the WAF. This timeout does not affect active or idle sessions.
Maintenance Window / Planned Outages
The scheduled maintenance window for the WAF is Sunday, 5AM to 8AM. Outages planned for any other time will be communicated via firstname.lastname@example.org.