After connecting via Citrix Workspace or uiucanyware.cloud.com, select Desktops > then All Desktops from the left side menu.
All undergraduate student netids should see General Purpose Machine and Graphics Enabled Desktop as connection options.
If you are an undergraduate student, and do not see any desktop resources, please submit a help request.
Graduate students are not currently granted access by default.
You may see additional options if your netid is associated with a particular unit or college (ACES General or Library Scholarly for example).
The General Purpose Machine
The Graphics Enabled Desktop
The Graphics Enabled Desktop offers accelerated graphics support and intended use is for design applications like Adobe Suite, ArcGIS, etc...
If you need to use standard applications like Office (Word or Excel), please use the General Purpose Machine. Doing so helps keep the Graphics Enabled Desktop available for someone needing graphics focused apps.
Select the desktop environment you would like to utilize and within 30 seconds, a new window should appear on your computer with the desktop session. Your netid will be logged in automatically to the desktop session.
You can mark a desktop as a Favorite by selecting the star icon.
Once marked as a Favorite, the desktop will appear under the Home > Favorites menu.
Recently used desktops will appear in this same menu area under Home > Recents.
How do I access AnyWare applications?
During summer of 2023, the UIUC AnyWare Applications menu will be discontinued. All apps will be accessible through UIUC AnyWare Desktops.
UIUC AnyWare Applications
After connecting to UIUC AnyWare, you will see three options in the left side menu:
Select Apps > All Apps to see the apps available to you.
To open an application, select the application you would like to use.
A message will appear stating "Starting Application".
Within 30 seconds, the application should appear on your computer.
If using UIUC AnyWare via browser, the application will appear in a browser tab.
UIUC AnyWare Application shown in Safari browser
To close the application click the "x" in the upper right of the application, or choose File > Close
If using UIUC AnyWare via browser, closing the browser tab will close the application
Recently opened applications will appear under Home > Recents location.