Linux Remote Lab Connection Instructions
A Remote Lab connection gives you full access to the
remote lab computer, just like any typical computer
experience. The start menu and desktop is
visible and you may open any available application.
Please note: These instructions were written using
Ubuntu 11.04 and Firefox. If you are using a different browser or
distribution of Linux the dialog boxes will vary slightly, but the
procedure will remain the same.
- Linux users who are off-campus have the
additional requirement of needing to use a VPN
connection. Instructions on VPN connections can be found
here. Once you
have setup a VPN connection and are currently connected
please proceed to the next step.
- Visit the
available labs and applications page and choose your lab or application.
- Click on the "Connect to Remote Desktop" button.
- Click the "Launch My Session!" button.
- Firefox will download a file with the connection
settings. You will be able to identify this file by its
".rdp" file extension.
- Open the downloaded .rdp file
- Next you will be prompted for credentials. Be sure
to enter "umkc-users" into the domain field. Finish
your credentials and click on "OK".
- You will briefly notice a connection dialog
while you are connecting to your remote labs session.
If you have not recently connected to this
remote lab computer there will be a delay as your
profile is created. This is normal.
You are now connected! You may browse to the start menu and launch available
applications. If you have any additional questions, please visit our
Remote Labs FAQ or contact the
IS Call Center.