Engr EMS Client for Mac

How to use the EMS Client on a Macintosh.

The EMS Client is a Windows only application. If you are using a Macintosh computer, you have a couple options:

  • Use the Campus Windows Access Facility
  • Install Boot Camp and dual boot between Windows and Mac
  • Install a Virtual Machine running windows (under Parallels)

The simplest will probably using the campus Windows Access Facility.  This document is for this method. The other methods, see your department support person.

Get Access to The Windows Access Facility

First step is to contact the campus Helpdesk (DoIT) and request that your campus netid be granted access to the Windows Access Facility. It may take a couple days before access gets granted.

Install the Macintosh Windows Remote Desktop

Next, you will need to install the Windows Remote Desktop Client on your Macintosh. Follow the instructions on this KB article:


Using EMS on the WAF

Launch the Windows Remote Desktop client, and connect to:

windowsaccess.doit.wisc.edu

When prompted for a login, enter your campus NetID and password.

On the desktop, there should be an EMS icon.  The first time you launch EMS, it is going to ask you for the server parameters. Enter the following information:

Server: doitemssql.doit.wisc.edu\doitemssql 
Database: EMSData_Engr

Example Screen Shot:


When prompted, sign in with the EMS Credentials you were provided:



Next, Open up the Settings -> Preferences Menu




On this screen, you need to:

  • Uncheck "Use Global Email Settings"
  • Under the SMTP Email section:
    • Change Mode to "Authenticated (Specific)"
    • Fill in Server with "smtpauth.wiscmail.wisc.edu"
    • Enter User Name with your netid with @wisc.edu after. Example: If your netid is bbadger, then enter bbadger@wisc.edu
    • Enter your netid password for Password

Example settings:



And Click OK

Now exit the EMS Program. There is a bug where it won't take the preferences until you restart the application, so sending any email confirmations won't work until the next time you start the EMS application.


When you are done using EMS, close the EMS application, and then logout from the WAF server





Keywords:ems client calendar room schedule   Doc ID:78160
Owner:James D.Group:Computer-Aided Engineering
Created:2017-11-09 09:25 CSTUpdated:2017-11-09 09:38 CST
Sites:Computer-Aided Engineering
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