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:

  • 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
    • Pidgin
    • PuTTY
    • QWS3270 Secure
    • SecureCRT
    • SecureFX
    • VMware Remote Console
    • WinSCP
    • WiscIT Powered By Cherwell



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    Owner:Jon D.Group:DoIT Departmental Support
    Created:2000-12-19 19:00 CDTUpdated:2018-07-09 10:09 CDT
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