SSL VPN - How do I remote into my desktop? (Terminal Session)
The Terminal Session option is a means for a user to log into another computer from off campus. For example, if the computer on campus is turned on, and a user is off campus and needs to access their work computer, they can use the terminal session feature to connect into their workstation. To do this you must know either the computer name or IP address for your workstation in your office.
The following are instructions for Windows 7 on how to find your computer name or your IP address.
Finding the Computer Name
Click on the Start menu and right click on Computer, selecting Properties. This will bring up the System Properties. The Computer name is listed under the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings.
Finding the IP address
Click on Start and then type Command.
At the prompt type in “inconfig” and press [Enter]. The IP address is displayed (e.g. 138.86.__.__). Since the IP address can change, it is recommended that the Computer Name is used.
Setting up your Window Session
Click on the terminal icon in the top right of the Terminal Sessions section.
Once the menu appears, retain the Windows Terminal Services and label the Bookmark Name with the details that will make this Terminal bookmark standout from others you may add.
Be sure to enter either the Computer Name or the IP Address for your workstation in the appropriate field.
The Client Port or Server port is not needed. Be sure to select your Screen Size, and choose the 32-bit Color Depth.
Once filled out, click on “Add”. The sessions will appear on the Home page.
Click on the Terminal Session Link.
This will open to your workstation desktop. You can then log into your desktop using your login credentials (same as Ursa or OWA).
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- Date Created: 1/17/2012
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