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 help@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 help@doit.wisc.edu) to request access to Project and Visio on the WAF.

The following applications are available on the WAF:

  • HP OpenView Service Desk
  • HP OpenView Operations for UNIX Java Console
  • Hyperion Interactive Reporting Web Client
  • Internet Explorer
    • Avocent DSView plugin
    • WiscIT/InfraEnterprise Full client plugin
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Project 2013
  • Microsoft Project 2010
  • Microsoft Project 2003
  • Microsoft Visio 2013
  • Microsoft Visio 2010
  • Microsoft Visio 2003
  • PDF Creator
  • QWS3270 Secure
  • SecureCRT
  • SecureFX
  • VMware vSphere Client



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Owner:Chris P.Group:DoIT Departmental Support
Created:2000-12-19 19:00 CDTUpdated:2015-08-07 09:26 CDT
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