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Employee terminal server ate

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 MU .

Windows

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. Shorter 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 : 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.

macOS

Project users MacPorts they can easily 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 User name 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.

Logout / disconnect from 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 terminating the client, when the applications running on the server remain running, and the interrupted activity can be resumed after the next connection. 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 \\tsclient\c ap.

Mount a Unix home directory

The directory is automatically mounted as a disk Z: , or you can use this instructions .

Printing

You can use printers available from the client PC to print, 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.