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How To Connect To A Remote Windows Server

Some things to know first:

Connect with Remote Desktop

    From a Thin Client or Lab PC

    • The Remote Desktop Connection app is installed on the ENS Windows computers in the labs, including the Windows Desktop on the thin clients.
    • There is no need to connect to the Engineering Labs or Mobile Desktop first; Remote Desktop is available directly from the Start Menu of the Wyse Client.
    1. Open Remote Desktop Connection from the Start Menu. (Tip: Click the Windows button and type 'remote'. When you see the program name, click on it.)
    2. The Remote Desktop Connection window will open.
    3. For "Computer", type the name or alias of one of the Windows servers.
    4. If a dialog box appears that says, "The identify of the remote computer cannot be verified...", answer Yes. (You may want to select "Do not ask me again...")
    5. When you are done, you may Disconnect or Log Off:
      • Disconnect: You may disconnect from your desktop session but keep the programs running. Use this is you want to return later to finish your work. To disconnect, click the 'x' in the upper right-hand corner of the Remote Desktop Connection bar.
      • Log Off: When you are completely finished, you should log off. To log off, click the Windows button for the Start Menu, and select Log Off.

    From another computer on the CSU network

    Windows

    Follow the same instructions in the "From a Thin Client or Lab PC" section, above.

    Mac OS
    1. Download and install the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac.
    2. Open Remote Desktop Connection from your dock or under the Applications menu on the Finder.
    3. Continue with the instructions in the "From a Thin Client or Lab PC" section, above.
    Linux
    1. Install a remote desktop package such as rdesktop.
    2. Continue with the instructions in the "From a Thin Client or Lab PC" section, above.

    From your personal computer

    1. Use OpenVPN to connect to the Engineering network.
    2. Continue with the instructions in "From another computer on the CSU network", above.
 
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This document last modified Thursday August 20, 2015


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