Citrix (Virtual PCs/Applications)
The College of Engineering implemented Citrix to provide remote access to virtual desktops and applications. The “COE” desktop is the primary image available to all enrolled students with a majority of software (list) installed needed to complete engineering curriculum. The hardware specifications are 16GB RAM and 4 CPUs. It also has a GPU to power graphics intense applications.
NOTE: The number of available virtual machines is 380, so VMs are configured to reset a disconnected session after one hour and are non-persistent, hence you NEED to save your work to OneDrive, preferably, or the college’s provided network storage (i.e. U:\ Drive).
Below are connection guides to the preferred setup instructions depending on the operating systems of your own system:
|Mac||Windows||Linux / Web||iOS/iPadOS/Android|
|MacOS guide||Windows guide||Linux/Web Browser guide||iOS/iPadOS guide (also applicable to Android, just install the Citrix Workspace app from the Google Play store)|
More details on Citrix usage and troubleshooting available in the Citrix-dedicated Wiki section. Click on the "Child Pages" icon to view articles list.
Pulse Secure VPN
The College of Engineering offers a secure connection method to our network using the Pulse Secure VPN (Virtual Private Network) client.
This service requires you to have an active (Guest/FTE/Enrolled in Courses) OSU ID and password, as well as your BuckeyeSecure 2-Factor-Authentication set up, please make sure you have them configured prior to connecting.
macOS Client (Download from BuckeyeBox)
macOS Installation Guide
Windows 64-bit Client (Download from BuckeyeBox)
In the unlikely event you are using a 32-bit version of Windows, use this download link:
|Android Guide||iOS 12 Guide|
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection
Once you have established the VPN connection to the College network, you can proceed to use Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection application to log into a specific Windows computer in the College network. There are two categories of computers in our network: (1) administrative offices & research labs for faculty, staff & students conducting research or University employee work, and (2) general instructional & teaching lab computers for faculty & students working on lectures, class assignments and course projects.
macOS Instructions to acquire the "Microsoft Remote Desktop" app and access faculty/staff/research lab Windows PCs in the College network.
macOS guide for instructors & students to access instructional/teaching computer lab Windows PCs in the College network.
Windows OS Instructions for Remote Desktop access to faculty/staff/research lab Windows PCs in the College network.
Windows OS guide for instructors & students to access instructional/teaching computer lab Windows PCs in the College network.
If you have any questions or problems with these guides, please contact the ETS Service Desk.