Windows 7 and Vista (This method also works for Windows 8 and above)

Windows 7 users have two options: connecting to the pool of remote applications and downloading individual applications as needed.  The pool of remote applications will be the most convenient, but users will need to remember to update the stored password if their credentials are updated

Connect to the pool of remote applications

  • Open the Control Panel
  • Search for RemoteApp
  • Click Set up a new connection with RemoteApp and Desktop Connections

  • In the Email address or Connection URL field, enter

connection URL

  • Click Next
  • Click Next again
  • When prompted for credentials, enter your entire Cornell College email address and your Cornell College password.  Optionally choose “Remember my credentials”
  • Click OK
  • Click Finish
  • All available emote applications will now be in a RemoteApp and Desktop connections folder in your Start Menu
  • When launching a remote application, choose Connect on the Do you trust the publisher prompt and optionally select the Don’t ask me again.. check box

Downloading applications as needed

  • Navigate to
  • Log in with your Cornell College credentials
    • Domain\user name: cornell-college\yourusername (e.g. cornell-college\jsmith19)
    • Password: your Cornell College password
  • Click the application you’d like to run.
    • If you are using Internet explorer, the application will automatically open up and you can stop at this point.
  • If you are using something other than IE, the Remote App connector will be download to your computer. 
  • Navigate to your browser’s Downloads folder
    • We recommend that you rename the downloaded file(s) with meaningful names.  For example, rename cpub-Mtb__1_-QuickSessionCollection-CmsRdsh.rdp as simplyminitab.rdp
  • Run the RemoteApp RDP file
    • When prompted, confirm the trust of the RemoteApp program and optionally check Don’t ask me again for remote connections from this publisher


  • Enter your credentials and click OK
    • Username: cornell-college\yourusername (e.g cornell-college\jsmith19)
    • Password: your Cornell College password
  • Close the RemoteApp when finished