NSF Remote Access
TO USE ANY OF THESE TOOLS, YOU WILL NEED
- A computer with a stable Internet connection
- Your NSF User ID
- Your password
- Your SecurID token and PIN
WHAT TOOL SHOULD I USE?
Need to use multiple NSF applications and systems from a non-NSF computer?
The NSF Virtual Desktop lets you work remotely from any Windows or Mac computer. It includes a virtual Windows 7 desktop that you can set up to match how you use Windows 7 on your NSF computer. It also includes access to Office 2013, other standard applications, NSF eBusiness applications, and internal resources such as Inside NSF, SharePoint sites, and your R: drive.
Need quick access to your email, calendar, or contacts?
Use Outlook Web Application (OWA) to read and send email or to access your calendar and contact list
OWA light version (use for troubleshooting if instructed by IT Help Central)
On August 12, NSF will decommission (retire) the Access NSF portal which is an old technology. NSF employees and contractors who use Access NSF are encouraged to start using AnyConnect (VPN) on Seamless Mobile Computing (SMC) Windows or Mac laptops or NSF Virtual Desktop (VDI) via remote.nsf.gov. If you have been using the Remote Desktop feature of Access NSF, consider using OneDrive for access to your files.
If you are required to use your Smart Card, you will not be able to connect to your desktop using the Access NSF remote desktop feature. Get started with Virtual Desktop, which allows you to access a desktop that resembles a Windows 7 environment, or make the switch to Seamless Mobile Computing.
(If you are not yet required to use your Smart Card, and you still want to use the remote desktop feature of Access NSF, please note that you must use Internet Explorer and leave your NSF computer powered on).
SEAMLESS MOBILE COMPUTING (SMC)
Contact IT Help Central - 7 AM to 7 PM - Room 357S
703.292.HELP (x4357) or toll free: 800.711.8084 or firstname.lastname@example.org