Connecting to the Windows Server

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Connecting with Off Campus

  • To connect to the Windows Server on campus, you will need to use ArchPass. If you are not familiar with it, you can click for instructions here
  • I do the following to access ArchPass:
  1. You can install it using the following instructions.
  2. You run the Cisco Any Connect Secure Mobility Client
    • If you did it correctly, it should look something like this: Arch001.png(Click to enlarge)I
  3. Click Arch002.png
    • If you did it correctly, it should look something like this: Arch004.png(Click to enlarge)
  4. For the second password, I typically put push. I click Arch005.png(Click to enlarge)
  5. I use the ArchPass Duo app on my smartphone and click allow. You will then get a message and/or notification on your computer that you are connected or not connected by VPN to UGA. If you have a lot of trouble, I recommend contacting EITS by this link.

Connecting Remote Desktop Windows on Windows 10

  • Microsoft remote desktop is already part of Windows 10 and does not need to be installed on Windows.
  1. In the windows search, type "Remote Desktop Connection."
  2. Click the selection that says, "Remote Desktop Connection App."
    • If you did it correctly, it should look something like: RDPWin001.png(Click to enlarge)
  3. Under computer, put in and under user name put the name that you were assigned such as Student1, Student2, etc.
    • If you did it correctly, it should look something like: RDPWin002.png(Click to enlarge)
  4. Click the RDPWin003.png
    • It should look something like: RDPWin004.png(Click to enlarge)
  5. Under the Display tab:
    • Set the display configuration to 1920 by 1080 pixels.[1]
    • Please set the color depth of the remote session to Highest Quality (32-bit).
    • It should look something like: WinRDP020.png(Click to enlarge)
  6. Click RDPWin005.png
    • If you did it correctly, the following dialog should come up: RDPWin006.png(Click to enlarge)
  7. Click the + by Drives.
  8. Select a drive that you would like the server to have access to like C:\
    • It might look like: RDPWin007.png
  9. Click RDPWin008.png
  10. Click the RDPWin009.png
    • If you did it correctly, the window should look like: RDPWin010.png(Click to enlarge)
  11. Click the RDPWin011.png
  12. If you are able to connect, a dialog will come up asking you if you trust this connection. Click RDPWin011.pngagain.
  13. If everything is working well, you should get the following dialog: RDPWin013.png(Click to enlarge)
  14. Put in your password and click the OK button at the bottom. You can also check Remember me, so that you do not have to remember the password.
  15. The Windows session will take a few minutes the first time that you log in to set everything up.
  16. The Window will be partly cut off, so use the maximize button on the upper right to get the window to occupy the entire screen.
    • It should look something like: RDPWin014.png(Click to enlarge)
  17. You can access your computer as a network drive.
    1. It should look something like: RDPWin015.png(Click to enlarge)
  18. Click the MestReS icon on your desktop to run MestReS. The icon will look like: MacRDP029.png
    • It should look something like: RDPWin017.png(Click to enlarge)
  19. You are now ready to run the tutorials.

Connecting Remote Desktop Windows on Mac OS

  • My system is a MacOS Monterrey and an M1 ARM. If your Mac as an Intel processor, you will have an easier time.
  1. Click the Application Store:RDPMac001.png
  2. In the Application Store, search for Microsoft Remote Desktop. The program is Free.
    • If you did it correctly, it will look like: MacRDP002.png(Click to enlarge)
  3. Click the MacRDP003.png
  4. This will turn into MacRDP004.png
  5. You might have to type in your Itunes password. Once you have successfully done that, you will see MacRDP007.png. Click it.
    • If you installed it correctly, the next dialog should look like MacRDP008.png(Click to enlarge)
  6. I always click Not now under the big button, but that is your preference.
    • After you do this, you will see the following dialog: MacRDP009.png(Click to enlarge)
  7. Click the MacRDP010.png button.
    • If your program was installed correctly, you will see the following dialog: MacRDP012.png(Click to enlarge)
  8. Click MacRDP013.png and you will get a similar dialog. Click MacRDP013.png again. 1. If everything is working correctly, you get the following window: MacRDP014.png(Click to enlarge)
  9. Click MacRDP015.png
    1. If everything is working properly, you should have the following dialog: MacRDP016.png(Click to enlarge)
  10. In this dialog, put the following:
    • PC Name:[2]
    • Add your user account.
    • Once you are done, it should look like: MacRDP017.png(Click to enlarge)
  11. Under the display tab, change the following parameters:
    • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
    1. Check Fit Session to Window
    • Colors: Highest Quality (32-bit)
    • Once you are done, it should look like: MacRDP020.png(Click to enlarge)
  12. Click Folders tab. Under this dialog, you can specify folders on your computer that will be accessible to the remote Windows server.
    • Check the redirect box.
    • Once you do this, you will see a plus on the left left hand corner that you can click.
    • You will get a file dialog that allows you to select any folder on your computer. In the following example, I selected the desktop: MacRDP021.png (Click to enlarge)
  13. Click MacRDP022.png
    • Once you are finished, Microsoft Remote Desktop will look like: MacRDP023.png(Click to enlarge)
  14. To connect[2], you just double click the connection that you made: MacRDP024.png(Click to enlarge)
  15. If it is working properly, you will get the following dialog: MacRDP025.png (Click to enlarge)
  16. Click MacRDP026.png
  17. If there are no issues with your parameters or your internet connect, you will see the following output: MacRDP027.png(Click to enlarge)
  18. You can find a link to your folder (Desktop in my example) under network drives.
    • It will look like: MacRDP028.png(Click to enlarge)
  19. Double click the symbolic link to MestReS, which is the Desktop of the Windows Server. It looks like: MacRDP029.png(Click to enlarge)
    • If you did it correctly, the MestReS program will look like: MacRDP030.png(Click to enlarge)

References and Notes

  1. You might need to adjust this, depending on your screen resolution.
  2. 2.0 2.1 If you are off campus, you will need to connect through UGA's VPN. ArchPass, which is described above.