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App2Go Citrix® Server

App2Go system maintenance is scheduled to begin on 9/30/16 at 6:00PM and end on 10/2/16 at 10:00PM. There may be brief outages during this timeframe.


The App2Go system consists of high cost statistical and mathematical applications that are installed and managed on a Citrix XenApp server. When you run an application from App2Go, the application appears to be running on your local computer. You can open and save files on your computer and print on your local printer.

You will need to login to the App2Go server with your VCU eID and password to access the applications on App2Go. VCU faculty, staff, and students can access most of the applications from any location via clients on the Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.  Your computer must have a fast Internet connection (e.g., on-campus network, cable modem, or DSL).  The App2Go system is licensed to support a maximum of 250 concurrent users, limiting access to 250  people at one time.

Note: The App2Go system is NOT intended for use with sensitive data.   Sensitive data should be de-identified before using it on this server.

Why Use the App2Go System?

Using applications on the App2Go system has several advantages:

  • It saves you money. You don't need to purchase a license because it is licensed on the server.
  • It saves you time. You don't need to spend time installing, patching and upgrading the applications.  Just log in to the App2Go system and use them.
  • It provides access to some statistical and mathematical software packages that are not included in campus-wide licenses, such as AMOS and Stata.
  • You can use the applications on Windows, Mac, or Linux clients.
  • It enables Mac and Linux users to run applications that may not be available on the Mac or Linux platforms.

Available Applications


Users Applications Users Applications
    3 Amos     5 SAS-Base SAS * [plus add-on modules]
    5 Atlas.ti     5 SAS/Access to PC File Formats *
    5 JMP *     5 SAS Enterprise Guide
    5 MathType *     5 SAS/Connect *
    5 MathCad     5 SAS/EIS *
    5 Mathematica     5 SAS/ETS *
   18 MATLAB     5 SAS/Graph *
    7 MATLAB Communications Toolbox     5 SAS/IML *
    7 MATLAB Control System Toolbox     5 SAS/OR *
    7 MATLAB Image Processing Toolbox     5 SAS/QC *
    7 MATLAB Neural Network Toolbox     5 SAS/STAT *
    7 MATLAB Optimization Toolbox     3 Scientific Workplace
    7 MATLAB RF Toolbox     5 SigmaPlot *
    7 MATLAB Signal Processing Toolbox     - IBM SPSS Base * [plus add-on modules]
    7 MATLAB Simulink     - IBM SPSS Advanced *
    7 MATLAB Statistics Toolbox     - IBM SPSS Bootstrapping *
    7 MATLAB Symbolic Math Toolbox     - IBM SPSS Categories *
    7 MATLAB System Identification Toolbox     - IBM SPSS Complex Samples *
    7 MATLAB Wavelet Toolbox     - IBM SPSS Conjoint *
    7 MATLAB Bioinformatics Toolbox     - IBM SPSS Custom Tables *
    2 Mplus Base [plus add-on modules]     - IBM SPSS Data Preparation *
    2 Mplus Mixture     - IBM SPSS Decision Tree *
    2 Mplus Multilevel     - IBM SPSS Direct Marketing *
    5 MaxQDAplus     - IBM SPSS Exact Tests *
    5 nQuery Advisor + nTerim *     - IBM SPSS Forecasting *
    6 NVivo     - IBM SPSS Missing Value Analysis *
    3 OriginPro     - IBM SPSS Neural Networks *
    5 Prism # (Not available as of May 31st, 2016)     - IBM SPSS Regression Models *
        5 Stata

* These applications may be available for installation on your own Windows workstation. Some are fee-based and others are free. Most are available for download.
# Prism will not be available on the App2Go system starting May 31st, 2016 due to lack of support in a virtual environment from the software vendor. Licensed for on-campus use only.


The software available on the App2Go system may only be used by current VCU faculty, staff and students for VCU work only. The App2Go system is licensed to support 250 concurrent users, limiting the use to 250 people on the App2Go system at one time.   Due to this limitation, the App2Go system is NOT intended for instructional use.

Server Specification

The App2Go system is a server farm consisting of 4 servers, each with quad core 3.00 Ghz processors and 16GB ram.

Virtual Desktop

A centrally managed Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with distributed authority to schools and departments for creation, management, and deployment of virtual desktop will be implemented using Citrix XenDesktop. The pilot is limited in size and scope - depending on the total requests there may be a limitation to the number of desktops allocated to each school/department. Please complete the following form to request VDI seat access for your department:

VDI Request Form

A larger scale pilot of this type of solution should be implemented in 2015-16.  The expanded pilot will accommodate more departments and a more diversified range of uses.

Additional Information & Support

If you have questions or need additional information on the App2Go Server, please contact the IT Support Center at 828-2227 or