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Connecting to mCloud Apps

You can access mCloud Apps on the campus wi-fi or off campus through the UT VPN service (VPN is not available for Windows RT at this time, which limits the use of mCloud Apps to on campus only using Windows RT devices).


mCloud Apps require a reliable Internet connection.

There are multiple methods for accessing the mCloud Apps on your device (expand each option for more information):

  • From Mac OS X using the free Microsoft Remote Desktop App

    New! 10/18/2013 -

    1) Obtain the Microsoft Remote Desktop client from the Mac App Store. (The Mac App Store requires at least Mac OS X Snow Leopard v.10.6. For more information visit Apple)

    2) Launch the Microsoft Remote Desktop client, and click on the  Remote Resources button in the upper right corner.

     

    3) You will only need to configure Remote Resources once on your device, using the following entries:

     URL: https://rdwa1.mccombs.utexas.edu/rdweb/feed/webfeed.aspx

     Username: MCCOMBS\msbzz123 (enter your own McCombs ID here; for non-MSB users, you must first contact the McCombs Service Desk to have your EID authorized for mCloud, then use AUSTIN\your_eid )

     Password: This is your MSB or EID password that corresponds to whatever you entered in the username above

    Once all three have been entered, click on the Refresh button.

     

    YOU'RE DONE! You've now set up the mCloud Apps for use on your Mac, and the mCloud Apps that you are authorized to use will now be listed. To launch an App, click on the app from the list.

     

    If prompted to "Verify Certificate" or if the Remote Computer is trusted, click the Continue button.

     

    For more information on using mCloud Apps with the Microsoft Remote Desktop client for Mac OSX, including saving files...

  • From a Windows computer or tablet (using your Start menu)

    You can quickly add the mCloud Apps to your Windows Start menu (Windows XP, Vista or 7) or Start screen (Windows 8 Pro and RT).

    > Before beginning, make sure you are connected to a UT network (such as Restricted Wireless) or have established a UT VPN connection.

     

    In Windows Vista, 7, 8, or Windows 8, first click Start (for Windows 8/RT, go to the Start screen), then type "RemoteApp", and from the search results, select "RemoteApp and Desktop Connections".

      

    Windows Vista and Windows 7 Start menu

     

    Windows 8 and Windows RT Start screen

     

    In the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections window, there should initially be "no connections available on this computer". Click on "Access RemoteApp and desktops"

      

    In the "Access RemoteApp and desktops" window, enter the following connection URL: https://rdwa1.mccombs.utexas.edu/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx and then click on Next.

      

    The next screen will confirm the connection URL that was entered, and inform you that once continuing, the links to the Apps will be added to your Start menu or Start screen.
      
    After clicking Next, you should be prompted for your McCombs login credentials (e.g. MCCOMBS\msbaa123) and password. You can also optionally select the option to have your computer "Remember my credentials".
    Once completed, you will be notified that "You have successfully set up" the connections. From this point forward, you will be able to access individual mCloud Apps from the Start menu or Start screen.
  • From an Android powered phone or tablet, using the Microsoft Remote Desktop app

    New! 10/18/2013

    1) Obtain the Microsoft Remote Desktop client from Google Play. 

    2) Launch the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, and select Remote Resources from the pull down menu in the upper left corner.


    3) Add mCloud Apps by clicking on the plus sign (+) in the upper right corner. On the Edit Remote Resources page, enter:

     URL: https://rdwa1.mccombs.utexas.edu/rdweb/feed/webfeed.aspx

     Username: MCCOMBS\msbzz123 (enter your own McCombs ID here; for non-MSB users, you must first contact the McCombs Service Desk to have your EID authorized for mCloud, then use AUSTIN\your_eid )

     Password: This is your MSB or EID password that corresponds to whatever you entered in the username above

    Once all three have been entered, click on the check mark button in the upper right corner.

     

    YOU'RE DONE! You've now set up the mCloud Apps for use on your Android powered phone or tablet, and the mCloud Apps that you are authorized to use will now be listed. To launch an App, click on the app from the list.

    If prompted about an "Untrusted Certificate" or is the Remote Computer is trusted, click the Trust Always button.

    The program will now start and operate as if your device were running Microsoft Windows.


    For more information on using mCloud Apps with the Microsoft Remote Desktop client for Android, including saving files...

  • From a Windows computer or tablet, using Microsoft's built-in Remote Desktop (RDP) client and Internet Explorer

    All editions of Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and RT include Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection, which allows you to connect to and use mCloud Apps. You may need to install specific Windows Updates to ensure that the Apps behave properly when run. (This option works best when launched using Internet Explorer.)

  • From an iPhone or iPad using the Microsoft Remote Desktop App
    You can connect to to mCloud Apps using the Microsoft Remote Desktop client, available on the iTunes Store for iPhone and iPad. Detailed instructions for configuring these devices are coming soon, or you can use the Android configuration instructions, which are nearly identical.

    NOTE: The iOS version of the Microsoft Remote Desktop app does not support local storage on the iPhone or iPad. This means that any work you create on mCloud cannot be saved to your iOS device, as can be done with the Mac, Windows, or Android versions (this is a limitation of Apple's iOS).
  • From any device using a modern web browser

    You can open mCloud apps in an up-to-date browser (such as Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10, etc.). The browser will run the app, so you won’t have to install anything. We suggest that you use this option on a device that has no Remote Desktop client available, or if you are using a shared/public computer. Mac, Windows, iOS and Android users are strongly encourage to use one of the other connect methods.This is NOT the preferred option for MIS courses!

mCloud Apps offer no storage in the applications! Refer to Using mCloud Apps for more information on saving your files.

 

 

Page last updated: 10/24/2013