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.
University of Wisconsin-Madison employees should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a WAF account.
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 email@example.com (and copy firstname.lastname@example.org) to request access to Project and Visio on the WAF.
The following applications are available on the WAF:
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.
The scheduled maintenance window for the WAF is Sunday, 5AM to 8AM. Outages planned for any other time will be communicated via email@example.com.