System Access & Support

DESII Access

Access Request Form

Are you new to DESII? You can request editing access to DESII here. Just download the DESII Access Request Form (PDF) and send the completed form to the DESII support team when signed, at We will grant you access to DESII for the subject codes you specify. 

DESII 4.0 Cold Fusion

For Spring Quarter 2023, editing will be editing in DESII 4.0. Please click here for information, including system access and login instructions.

DESII Connect for DESII 3.0

DESII is a web application accessed from a web browser via a RemoteApp (CFO Remote App and Desktop Connection). Only authorized users may access RemoteApp. PC users can click the RemoteApp Login link at right to begin. Mac users need to follow a somewhat different process to access the RemoteApp.

If you're new to DESII and aren't sure how to get into the system, or if it has been a while since you worked with DESII and you need a reminder, watch the brief videos below. You will learn how to get to DESII Connect and then see the following steps to log in from either a PC or Mac device. We also have complete written instructions (with screenshots) available at these links:

Navigation Videos

Opening DESII on a PC

(3 minutes)

Opening DESII on a Mac

(3 minutes)

User IDs and Passwords

To access the DESII application, you will need:

  • Your UC Login ID and Kerberos password.
  • DESII User Name and password.
    • The DESII password will be assigned to you by the DESII team after DESII training. It is different from your standard UC Davis login password (your Kerberos password). DESII passwords may not include any capital letters when you reset the default password. 
    • New users: check detailed login steps for new users.  
  • To reset your DESII password, contact us at