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Appsanywhere

Our new ‘appsanywhere’ service allows you to access some of Queen Mary’s specialised apps when away from your department or off campus.

This service is available to both staff and students. All you need for access to these apps are:

1. Computer– A laptop, Smartphone or any compatible device with a Wi-Fi connection.

2. Multi Factor Authentication– *A one-time set-up on the QMUL multi factor authentication (MFA) service.

3. VMWare Horizon - Install the client OR through the web.

Configure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

In order to access this service you have to configure MFA first. If you already have configured MFA please follow the instrutions below to access the service.

Information on how to set up and use this our MFA service can be downloaded from here MFA Instructions [PDF 620KB]. Click here to go straight to the MFA Registration Portal. Please be aware that you will need a separate device with internet connection to complete the set up. 

 VDI – Remote Access Solution

The appsanywhere service is commonly referred to as VDI access, or VDI solution and the capacity has been scoped for occasional use when students/staff need to work remotely away from the campus. The solution has peak demand periods and all users are required to use the service responsibly i.e. LOGGING OUT WHEN NOT USING THE SERVICE.

Apps Available

Abacus/CAE (Simulia) Chem3D Maple Origin Spartan
Altair Hyperworks (HyperMesh/ HyperStudy/OptiStruct) ChemDraw Mathematica PhysEdit SPSS
ArcGIS Creo Matlab PhysPlot Star-CCM (View)
AspenOne (HYSYS/Plus) Fluent, Ansys Aim/Workbench Minitab Solidworks  
CES Edupack Kinetics* Nvivo* SRS*  

 Please note: Some apps may not be available to you as these may be restricted to school/institutes due to licencing terms.

* Additional authorisation may be required

 

How to request for application/software

Request for application/software to be published on appsanywhere can be done via our servicedesk@qmul.ac.uk. Requests must be made by Staff* and a minimum of 15** business days is required to perform software evaluation and installation. Requested software must be tested by the person requesting the software or somebody with the appropriate skills to carry out the required tests at least 5 business days before the application is published.

The application/software must be eligible to be presented to users’ own device. Please contact the vendor/supplier to ensure that the license covers this.


Software request should include the following:

1.       Software Title
2.       Software installation media or web link where the software can be downloaded from
3.       Software install location (e.g. specific PC lab or service wide)
4.       Software licensing information (i.e. Is there a license file? Is license server access required? How many seats is the software licensed for?)
5.       Date wish to publish on appsanywhere

*Students should discuss any requests with their course tutor

** Although a period of 15 business days is given as a minimum, to publish an application/software on appsanywhere can sometimes involve a substantial amount of technical work. This may take more than 15 business days. It is advisable to inform IT Services at least 2 months prior to making the application/software available on this service.

NOTE: IT Services are obliged to evaluate the software to ascertain that it doesn't violate any of our security policies.

How to Install VMWare Horizon Client

*This is for unmanaged machines - if you are using a managed machine, please go to Software Center, select Horizon and click 'Install' or contact Service Desk.

1. Go to https://appsanywhere.qmul.ac.uk/using your internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) and select Install VMware Horizon Client.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. This will redirect you to the VMware website. Select the correct version for your operating system, e.g. 64 bit or 32 bit.

NOTE: To find this out on a Windows machine go to the Control Panel and select System. The details will appear under System Type.

3. Click Download.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Run the downloaded file. Read and accept the terms by clicking on I Agree & Install.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Click Next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Wait for installation status to be completed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Click Finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accessing Appsanywhere with the VMWare Horizon Client

  1. Once the client has been installed, open the VMware Horizon Client by searching from your start menu:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. In the window that opens, click ‘New Server’:

 3. When asked to enter the ‘Connection Server’, type ‘appsanywhere.qmul.ac.uk’ and click ‘Connect’:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Click Accept.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Enter your QMUL username and password (this is your QMUL password even though it says ‘passcode’), then click ‘Login’:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Now enter your MFA 6 digit code from the “Authenticator” app on your phone (or via the text message you receive, if you chose to receive it by text), then click ‘Login’ again:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*If you do not receive this you may not have MFA set up. Please visit here or contact the Service Desk.

 

 7. Once this has connected, you should be able to see a list of available apps, or use the search function to search for the app you require.

 

Accessing Appsanywhere through the web

1. Once installed, open the VMware View Client application installed by selecting the VMware Horizon HTML Access on your computer.

                                      

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Click Accept.

                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Enter your QMUL username and password, (this is your QMUL password even though it says ‘passcode’), then click ‘Login’:

                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Now enter your MFA 6 digit code from the “Authenticator” app on your phone (or via the text message you receive, if you chose to receive it by text), then click ‘Login’ again:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*If you do not receive this you may not have MFA set up. Please visit here or contact the Service Desk.

 

5. On the next page you should be able to view the available apps, or use the search function to search for the app you require.

 

                                                   

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'How To' Guide

Copying files with Appsanywhere via VMWare Horizon Client Only please download from here Copying files with appsanywhere [PDF 1,496KB]

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