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 How to connect to your Loyola desktop from home using Windows

Notes: 


Preparations to enable Remote Desktop access to your Loyola computer

A) Configure your Loyola machine to all Remote Desktop connections

1. On your Loyola computer, right click on My Computer and choose Properties. Click on the Remote tab. Under Remote Desktop check the box next to Allow users to connect remotely to this computer.  Select OK if prompted with a Remote Sessions popup warning. Click OK to close the System Properties window.

 

B) Determine the IP address of your Loyola computer

1. Click on Start > Run…

2. Type “cmd” (without the quotes) in the Open box that appears and click OK

 

3. Type “ipconfig” (without the quotes) in the text box that appears and hit Enter. Locate the line that says IP Address and write down the value there. Close the window after you write down the IP address.


Windows

1. Click on Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Communications -> Remote Desktop Connection. If you would like to make a shortcut for future use, while you have Remote Desktop Connection highlighted, right-click on it and select Send To -> Desktop (Create Shortcut). This will create a shortcut on your desktop. Launch Remote Desktop Connection.

2. Type the IP address of your Loyola computer in the field labeled Computer, then click Connect.

3. The screen should open up to a desktop showing the Novell Client just like at your office PC.  Login just like you were at your office PC.  In some cases it may be necessary to login a two or even three times.  This behavior is a known issue acknowledged by Novell.  It does not affect the connection, but it is being researched. 

 


 

Mac - Download and Install Remote Desktop Connection

 

1. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherproducts/otherproducts.aspx?pid=remotedesktopclient .

2. Click on the Download Now link on the right side under Download Remote Desktop Connection.

3. Under Download Now, click on English (.hqx). This will download the .hqx file to your computer. It should automatically decompress the file to a .dmg file. If it does not, you will need to manually decompress the .hqx file before continuing. You may receive a warning that the .dmg file contains an application. If you do, click Continue.

4. You should see a window containing a Remote Desktop Connection folder. Drag the Remote Desktop Connection folder to your Applications. You can now delete the Remote Desktop Connection volume and .dmg files from your desktop.

5. Inside the Remote Desktop Connection folder, open Remote Desktop Connection. Click Options, then click Display. This screen allows you to set the size of the Remote Desktop that will appear on your Mac. It is recommended that you use a display as large or larger than your Loyola workstation's display, so that your desktop icons do not get rearranged.

6. Next click on the Local Resources tab. If you want to be able to copy files from your Loyola workstation to your Mac, check the Disk Drives box. If you want to be able to print to your local printer, click Printers.

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7. Next click on the Performance tab. Select a connection speed that is similar to the type of connection that you have.

8. Remote Desktop Connection is now installed and configured. In the future, you can skip these steps and go directly to Mac - Use Remote Desktop.


Mac - Use Remote Desktop

1. Launch Remote Desktop Connection if you have not already done so.

2. Enter the IP address of your Loyola workstation and click Connect.

3. The screen should open up to a desktop showing the Novell Client just like at your office PC.  Login just like you were at your office PC.  In some cases it may be necessary to login a two or even three times.  This behavior is a known issue acknowledged by Novell.  It does not affect the connection, but it is being researched. 



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