Fairfield University licenses Apporto for Virtual Machines.There’s no download required - users can simply log in to from any browser and select the Virtual Desktop - Fairfield option and a full Windows environment will launch for them from any device - including MacOS, Windows, and iOS!

Access Apporto

  1. Go to

  2. Select Log in

  3. Enter your Fairfield NetID and password

  4. In the Apporto App Store, you will see any available Virtual Machines that have been set up for Fairfield University users. Unless instructed otherwise, launch the Virtual Desktop.

  5. Follow the prompts to set up your virtual desktop and get started.

It helps if you use a mouse, trackpad, and/or keyboard since the Windows OS is so dependent on it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What apps can I currently use through Apporto?

Some of the apps currently available from the Virtual Desktop include:

  • Alteryx Designer

  • EMS


  • Microsoft Office Suite

    • Access

    • Excel

    • PowerPoint

    • Project

    • Word

  • StatalC 14

  • RStudio

  • Virtual Studio 2019

  • MatLab

  • Ansys

  • SolidWorks

  • ChemDraw

Request Additional Apporto Apps

Faculty can request an additional app be available through Apporto by submitting the New Apporto App Faculty Request form

Contact the ITS Help Desk in the Library Room 230 or at (203) 254-4069 for assistance.