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 support@doit.wisc.edu to request a WAF account.

Accessing the WAF

Refer to WAF - Installing and Accessing for instructions on accessing the WAF.

WAF Applications

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 licensing@doit.wisc.edu (and copy support@doit.wisc.edu) to request access to Project and Visio on the WAF.

The following applications are available on the WAF:

  • 7-Zip
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Audacity
  • 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
  • Notepad++
  • Perceptive Content Desktop Client
  • PuTTY
  • QWS3270 Secure
  • SecureCRT
  • SecureFX
  • VMware Remote Console
  • WinSCP
  • WiscIT Powered By Cherwell

Session Timeout

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.

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Owner:Jon D.Group:DoIT Departmental Support
Created:2000-12-19 19:00 CDTUpdated:2019-07-02 07:13 CDT
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