What is it?
DesktopAnywhere is a service allowing you to run certain applications
from the University's suite at home, in study bedrooms, within labs,
in fact anywhere you have a wireless, broadband or better network connection.
Software doesn't have to be installed on your machine, it can be hosted
on our servers where you can take advantage of our computing power and
secured M drive storage.
What do I need to run it?
From Tuesday 16th June 2009, the DesktopAnywhere service will be configured
to use Active Directory instead of the old Bangor directory. In order
to use DesktopAnywhere, you will need to have changed your password
as requested by the e-mails from the Active Directory project team.
DesktopAnywhere will work on any of Windows XP/Vista, Linux and Mac
OSX. The only two pre-requisites are that you have Java installed and
a web browser, which most people already have. Click
here to download Java.
To see what's available on DesktopAnywhere, search in the Software
The precise list of software will be dependant on you home department/academic
school and your role within the University.
In addition, staff can connect to the “Bangor University Staff
Desktop”. This gives you a connection to a computer which has
Office, Firefox, Thunderbird and all the general software available
and allows you to work as if you were sat at your desk, with full access
to your M: and N: drives. This prevents the problem of having different
versions of documents at home and at work, and also the risk of having
sensitive work documents on your home computer. If you have specialist
software installed on your office computer, we can even arrange for
you to access that from home, but it has to be left switched on. Contact
the IT Service Desk for advice.
Connect to DesktopAnywhere