How do I run AYS on Mac OS X?

AYS can be run on an Apple desktop computer running a Mac OS X operating system by using one of the following methods:

While there are a variety of third-party products that will work with AYS, any examples provided here are for more commonly used products.

Important

While AYS may run on non-Windows operating systems and file systems through emulation, At Your Service Software, Inc. cannot provide support for these installations. The compatibility of these products may vary over time, and At Your Service Software, Inc. cannot warrant that they will consistently function like a native Windows installation. Your results may vary.

Note

While At Your Service Software, Inc. is providing a limited amount of technical information here to assist you in setting up your network, it is ultimately the responsibility of you and your company to work along with your network technicians and consultants to evaluate, select, install, test, and maintain these systems.

Note

At Your Service Software, Inc. does not provide support for installing, configuring, administering, or troubleshooting Apple products

AYS has been tested and works well in Parallels version 7 and higher, up to and including Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra. Although Parallels will now run Windows on Apple Silicon processors (e.g. M1), only Macs with Intel chips will support the Windows version required to run AYS.

The Windows environment should be set up to use bridged networking, so that the virtual machine has its own IP address.

Note

At Your Service Software, Inc. does not provide support for installing, configuring, administering, or troubleshooting Parallels products

AYS works with VMware Fusion on Macs that use Intel processors. As of the writing of this article VMware Fusion does not yet support Macs with Apple Silicon processors (e.g. M1). See the heading Tech Specs at this link for technical requirements.

The Windows environment should be set up to use bridged networking, so that the virtual machine has its own IP address.

Note

At Your Service Software, Inc. does not provide support for installing, configuring, administering, or troubleshooting VMWare products

Step 1:  Install Citrix XenApp software on a Microsoft Windows server.

Step 2:  Install AYS on the Windows server.

Step 3: Publish either the AYS application or the entire Windows user desktop using the Citrix XenApp software.

Step 4: On the Apple desktop computer, download and install the Mac Citrix Receiver client from the Citrix web site.

Step 5: Configure the Citrix Receiver client to connect to AYS on the Windows server.

Note

At Your Service Software, Inc. does not provide support for installing, configuring, administering, or troubleshooting Citrix products