This is a remote access option for staff.
Have you ever wanted to work on a Word document that’s on your Lincoln University (or Telford) U: S: or H: drive whilst in a motel room? Or perhaps use PeopleSoft on a Macintosh computer on campus?
|Click on the 'Windows button' (also called 'Start')
|| or |
Windows 7/Vista: Type 'Remote' in the 'Search programs and files' box (this will auto-complete as you type, so you usually only have to type a few letters to get the right application)
Windows XP: Click Run then type 'mstsc'
Select 'Remote Desktop Connection' from the list
In the 'Computer' field,
|Enter your Lincoln University (or Telford) username and password. Type LU\ in front of your username
The virtual computer you're connected to is on the Lincoln Network (or the Telford network) and has access to your H: (Home directory) and S: (Share directory).
NOTE: this isn't the desktop of your LU computer, but a generic one that has most things on it for most people. If you need specialist software please talk to the IT Support Desk about how you can access that remotely.
More about Terminal Server
What is it?
Simply put, Terminal Server allows multiple people to simultaneously login to the server and run different applications all in a familiar Windows desktop environment. A small client program on your computer PC, Mac or even Linux workstation displays a Lincoln desktop on your PC, complete with the familiar login box. Once logged in, applications like Word, for example, appear to be running on your computer in a window, but are actually running on the Terminal Server at Lincoln. Because you only need to send the keystrokes and screen updates, rather than large programs and data, it works very well over the internet.
What can I do with it?
The Terminal Server desktop is pretty much like the one you see in your office. It doesn’t have all the applications – they don’t all run under Terminal Server, and we aren’t aiming to provide a replacement for the Lincoln desktop, just remote access to major applications such as: Microsoft Office, OWA, PeopleSoft, and Sun Financials. You can use Explorer to transfer files between your PC and your network drives and if you have a supported printer you can even print to your local printer from the application running on the Terminal Server.
How can I get access?
You must be a staff member. Access is not available to undergraduates or postgraduates because of licensing restrictions. You need to contact the Service Desk who will grant your user code rights to login to the Terminal Server and the ability to authenticate across the Lincoln firewall over the Internet.
I’ve read the documentation, but I’ve still got a problem, can you help?
Please report problems to the Service Desk in the first instance.
Can I get you to add another application?
Unless there is a compelling business reason, we will not be adding applications to the server until we have assessed demand and looked at the support implications. However we appreciate receiving your feedback on the service, and what you would like to use it for in the future.