Why can I only run certain software applications when I'm on-campus?
Some software applications have license terms that restrict their use over the network to on-campus locations only, such as classrooms, library buildings, and residence halls (Note: The U-M Virtual Private Network (VPN) service will not bypass these restrictions).
Similar to the On-Campus Windows Remote Desktop connections, the Linux login server oncampus-course.engin.umich.edu was created to allow students to run applications over the network from on-campus locations when applications have this restriction.
Software Applications Restricted to On-Campus Locations
The following are examples of applications that may only be used over the network from on-campus:
- Adobe applications, such as Acrobat and Photoshop
- ANSYS software, such as Fluent, ICEM CFD, HFSS, and Maxwell
- Cadence tools, such as IC (icfb and virtuoso), Spectre, and Encounter
- COMSOL Multiphysics
- MSC tools, such as Adams, Dytran, Marc, Nastran, and Patran
- PTC Creo (formerly Pro/Engineer)
Refer to our software listing for restrictions of other applications.