Windows Remote Desktop Server

The RHRZ provides Windows servers on which you can work remotely from outside the campus. In this case the programs are executed on the server, the display and control is done on your own device. (Remote Desktop)

The Windows remote desktop servers (terminal servers) provide each RHRZ account holder access to their own Windows desktop environment with their personal home directory.

For remote access to their personal Windows desktop, students can use the terminal servers at the address "". Employees log in at "", employees of the central administration at "".

To connect to the servers from off-campus, establish the remote desktop connection to "", "" or "" via the gateway server rdsgate.uni‑ A VPN connection is not required.

In Kaiserslautern, the client workstations in Terminalpool 1 or Terminalpool 2 located in the RHRZ building (building 34) and the workstations in the university library are already setup to login to the Windows terminal server directly.

University groups do not have remote access via RDP, but at those workstations they can log in directly to the servers.

Instructions for external access

If you should run into problems setting up a remote desktop connection using a windows client you do have the option to use the Bitvise SSH client to establish a connection. Please follow the Bitvise instructions.

Available software (as of 10/2022)

Standard software

Office applications:

  • MS Office 365
  • LibreOffice
  • Adobe Reader DC
  • PDF-X-Change
  • MikTeX
  • Skype4Business
  • TeXnicCenter
  • Thunderbird
  • Freeplane
  • XMind8
  • Joplin


  • Chrome
  • Edge
  • Firefox ESR

Grafics & Video:

  • Autodesk GWG TrueView
  • Gimp
  • Inkscape
  • Krita
  • Paint.Net
  • Scribus
  • VLC Player


  • 7-Zip
  • Citrix Workspace App
  • Filezilla
  • Mattermost
  • Mindjet MindManager
  • Notepad++
  • PDF24
  • Putty
  • Seafile
  • WinSCP

Scientific applications:

  • CMA Coach
  • G Power
  • LabVIEW Runtime
  • Measure Dynamics
  • R
  • R Studio

Special software (authorised users only)

Office applications:

  • MasterPDF
  • Citavi

Scientific applications:

  • Abaqus
  • Adams
  • ANSYS Electronics
  • ANSYS Multiphysics
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • Autodesk
  • FlexPro
  • Hyperworks
  • Maple
  • Mathematica
  • Matlab
  • Origin
  • Siemens NX
  • SPSS