CoB RDS Application Streaming

Products offered through RDS


Step 1: Connect to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) - Windows (back to top)

Note: If you are already connected through any of UNTs wired or wireless networks you can skip this step.

To use UNT VPN software, navigate to in any browser

Log in with your EUID and password.

Read and accept the EULA by clicking continue.

Select Anyconnect on the left menu bar, then click Start Anyconnect in the middle window pane.

Click download when the button becomes available to install the Anyconnect client.


If you are not using IE, your browser may block java by default. Look for something like this to allow it.

Chrome (right side of the address bar box)

Firefox (below the address & bookmark bars)

If it fails for any reason, you will see this screen that allows you to download and install manually.

Run the anyconnect software and enter or at this prompt, then click connect

Fill in the EUID and Password the same as the first step

Click ok to connect.

Click accept after reading the EULA

When finished, open Anyconnect from the system tray on the bottom right of your computer screen and choose disconnect.

STEP 2: Access CoB Applications (via RDS) - Windows (back to top)

To work with RDS go to:
Note: You must use VPN if you are not on campus. See Step 1.

Please use Internet Explorer. Firefox and Chrome will work, but they are not optimized to work with RDS and not everthing works properly in them.

Students log in with STUDENTS\<EUID> and your UNT password.
Faculty/Staff log in with UNT\<EUID> and your UNT password.

Single-click the application that you would like to launch. To traverse folders, single-click.

In Firefox and Chrome it will download a RDP file that you need to run to access the programs. These files require the same log in information you just used in order to run.

Microsoft has implemented a higher level of security and wants the user to verify that they are connecting to what they intend to. Please verify that the publisher is before proceeding. You may put a check in the box for "Don’t ask me again" if you have confirmed and it will not ask you again on that computer if you selected private when logging in.

A remote desktop screen will appear while you are being connected.

Note: If not logged into a UNT owned computer with your UNT EUID it will ask you to authenticate again

After loading, the application will pop up. Use the application as you would any other.

When opening and saving documents, you will have access to your H: when on campus. Off campus you will save to your RDS profile then you can move the saved items to your H: when you return.

When done please exit the application.

Mac OS X

Step 1: Connect to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) - Mac OS X (back to top)

Note: If you are already connected through any of UNTs wired or wireless networks you can skip this step.

Navigate to System Preferences.

Select the Network preference pane.

Click Add (+) at the bottom of the network connection services list.

Choose VPN from the Interface pop-up menu.

Choose Cisco IPSec for the VPN type.

Enter “UNT VPN” for the Service Name, then click the Create button.

Enter “” for the Server Address, and your UNT EUID for the Account Name (leave Password Blank).

Click on Authentication Settings.

Enter “untvpnaccess” for Shared Secret and “General” for Group Name
NOTE: These entries are case sensitive; enter exactly as listed.

Check the Show VPN status in menu bar box. This adds a shortcut to the VPN to the menu bar.

Verify that the VPN icon appears in the menu bar.

To connect via the newly created VPN network click on the icon in the menu bar, then select Connect UNT VPN..

Enter your UNT password and click OK.

If you agree to the terms of use for UNT, click OK. Otherwise click on Disconnect.

Once connection is successful, there will be an elapsed time display in the menu bar, next to the VPN shortcut.

To disconnect from the VPN, select Disconnect UNT VPN from the VPN menu bar item.

STEP 2: Access CoB Applications (via RDS) - Mac OS X (back to top)

Note: You must use VPN if you are not on campus. See Step 1.

Download RDP from Apple

Click “View in Mac App Store”

The App store will open

Click “Get”, then click “Install App”

Log in with Apple ID

App will download and install automatically

Go to

Log in with correct domain (Students or UNT)

Click desired application, browser will download a file. Open the file, either from Safari’s downloads menu in the upper right, or the downloads folder in the lower right of the Dock

RDS will prompt for authentication (including domain)

The application will launch