EMS Client for Mac

Below you will find instructions on how to use the EMS Client on a macOS device

The EMS Client is a Windows only application. If you are using a Macintosh computer, you have a couple options:

  • Use the Campus Remote Desktop Service (RDS)
  • Install Boot Camp and dual boot between Windows and Mac
  • Install a Virtual Machine running windows (under Parallels)
The simplest will probably using the campus Remote Desktop Service.  This document is for this method. The other methods, see your department support person.

Get Access to The Remote Desktop Service

Request access by following the documentation found here: https://kb.wisc.edu/836#requestaccess

Install the Windows Remote Desktop Client

You will need to install the Windows Remote Desktop Client on your Macintosh. Follow the instructions found in this KB article: https://kb.wisc.edu/1775#macos

Using EMS on the RDS

Launch the Windows Remote Desktop client, and connect to:
remotedesktop.doit.wisc.edu
 
When prompted for a login, enter your campus NetID and password.
Select the EMS icon.  The first time you launch EMS, it is going to ask you for AppfacadeURL. Enter the following information:
AppFacadeURL: https://{ems url}/WebDeploy
Example Screen Shot:
AppFacadeURL
If you receive an error after clicking OK, please contact ems-wiscit@doit.wisc.edu for support.
 
When prompted, sign in with the EMS Credentials you were provided:
EMS Login
When you are done using EMS, close the EMS client.