Employee terminal server
Connecting to a terminal server
- from Windows , from Linux / Unix whose from macOS
- Login to the terminal server
- Log off / disconnect from the terminal server
- User settings of the terminal server environment (profile)
- Access to local client disks in a terminal server session
- Mount a Unix home directory
Connecting to a terminal server
Connection is allowed only from machines in the MU network. From machines outside this network, it is possible to use, for example, a service for connection VPN FI whose VPN MU .
The Remote Desktop client is used to connect to the terminal server, which can be started by pressing
Win+R and entering
mstsc . Once started, it must be filled in as the computer name
ate.fi.muni.cz , press Connect and enter the user name in the form
ntfi\your_login . Alternatively, many other settings can be adjusted by clicking on
Options before connecting:
- the General tab allows you to pre-populate login information and save settings to a file
- the Display tab allows you to set the size of the client window and the color depth; smaller color depth is suitable for slow connections.
- The Local Resources tab allows you to set up sharing (transfer) of audio, disks, printers, mailboxes, etc.
- the Experience tab allows you to optimize the size of transmitted data according to the speed of the network connection
Linux / unix
We recommend using the program
xfreerdp . If it is not included in the Linux distribution used by the user, it can be compiled from source code from the project page
freerdp or use pre-prepared packages, eg from
rpmfind.net ap. You can then connect, for example, with the command
xfreerdp -d NTFI -u your_login ate.fi.muni.cz (The program will list other switches at startup
xfreerdp without parameters).
The alternative is
rdesktop -d NTFI -u your_login ate.fi.muni.cz . The size of the window is set with the switch
-g . You can switch to fullscreen by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Enter.
MacPorts they can simply install the FreeRDP package with the command
port install freerdp and then use the command in the terminal
/opt/local/bin/xfreerdp -d NTFI -u your_login ate.fi.muni.cz as described in
section for Linux .
Another option is installation
Microsoft Remote Desktop client . After starting, it is necessary to click on
New and enter it
as the PC name in the new window
ate.fi.muni.cz , as
ntfi\your_login and as
Connection name e.g.
ate , close the window and connect by double-clicking on the newly created item under
My Desktops .
Login to the terminal server
After a successful connection, you will be prompted to enter a password. This can be changed / set to if necessary Faculty administration .
Please ignore any message "Restart your computer to finish installing updates". We were unable to set it not to appear, while maintaining that the available updates are automatically installed, but if a restart is required, the terminal server will not restart itself.
Log off / disconnect from the terminal server
After finishing work on the server, it is necessary to log out by running the script
odhlášení uživatele which can be found on the desktop. It is not always necessary to log off the session, the connection can only be interrupted by closing the client, when the applications running on the server remain running and after the next connection it is possible to continue the interrupted activity. Interrupted sessions are stored on the server for a maximum of
two days , then the server terminates them.
However, even if you just disconnect, we recommend that you save all work in progress and open documents, because if no one is active on the server, it may be restarted to complete the update installation, although we try to perform such restarts to affect users as little as possible.
User settings of the terminal server environment (profile)
User settings (profile) are saved to
\\ate\tsprofiles\your_login . The folder can be accessed remotely from the teaching computers with Windows using the SMB protocol
Similarly such as to the Unix home directory, if someone would like to copy some data from or to the Documents, Desktop, etc. folders.
Access to local client disks in a terminal server session
If the connection of local disks is enabled when starting the client (under Windows
Options → Local Resources → More ... in the section
Local Devices and Resources → Disk Drives ), it is possible to access the local disks of the client machine from the terminal session, eg via Windows Explorer or network the way
Mount a Unix home directory
The directory is automatically mounted as a disk
Z: , or you can use this
Printers available from the client PC can be used for printing, if their use is enabled when starting the client (under Windows Options → Local Resources → Printers ). The printers will then be accessible in the Devices and Printers folder by default.
For printing to a faculty network printer directly from the server
ate you must first add the printer by running the installer, which is available for each printer in
printer table in the
win column on the right.