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Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on Windows


Beginning in November of 2016, Dartmouth is replacing Citrix with RDS for accessing these applications:

  • Onbase
  • EMS
  • Kronos
  • ODI
  • CS Gold
  • Computrition
  • CenterStone
  • R25

System Requirements

  • RDS is included with the Windows operating system; there is no application to install.
  • Web browser:
    • Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge - Supports Single sign on via Active X
    • Firefox, Chrome, Safari - Secondary authentication required
  • An Active Duo account tied to your NetID. (For Duo enabled applications only)
  • If you are accessing RDS from off campus, you will need to have a VPN connection. 

Using Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

To access applications via RDS, open a web browser and go to

Note: The first time you connect to the RDS website with Internet Explorer, you will be prompted to install an Active X plug-in. Choose Allow.

In the Domain\User name field, enter Kiewit\<your netid>. In the Password field, enter the password you use with your NETID.

Once you log in, you will see a collection of applications. You will only see the applications you have permission to.

Applications with "Duo" in the name will require Duo for authentication. Applications that do not have Duo in the name do NOT require Duo. See for more information about Duo.

Single click an application icon to start it.

Click Connect. If prompted, enter your password.



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Last updated: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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