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Linux Remote Lab Connection Instructions


Please note: These instructions reflect a system running Ubuntu 17.04 and Remmina 1.2. If you are using a different connection application or distribution of Linux the dialog boxes will vary slightly, but the procedure will remain similar.

Instructions to install Remmina 1.2 on Ubuntu 17.04
  1. Depending on your environment, you may need to uninstall old versions of Remmina first
  2. Open a Terminal window
  3. Execute sudo apt-add-repository ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next and confirm the choice
  4. Execute sudo apt-get update and confirm the choice
  5. Execute sudo apt-get install remmina remmina-plugin-rdp libfreerdp-plugins-standard and confirm the choice
  6. Reboot your computer

Main Instructions
  1. Visit the available labs and applications page
  2. Enter your UMKC Username and password
  3. Click Logon
  4. Select a Remote Lab and click on Connect to Remote Desktop
  5. If labs seats are available you will be taken to another page
  6. Click on the Launch my session! button
  7. Click Save when prompted to Open or Save the connection file
  8. A .RDP file containing connection details will be added to your downloads directory. Make note of the file name, but do not open this file yet.
  9. Launch the Remmina Remote Desktop client
  10. Click Tools (3 horizontal lines) in the toolbar
  11. Click Import
  12. Navigate to your downloads directory and select the .RDP file from step #8
  13. Click Import
  14. Right click the connection and select Edit
  15. Change the username from UMKC-USERS\username to just username
  16. Enter your UMKC password
  17. Change domain to umkc-users
  18. Click Save
  19. Double Click the new entry in the connections list
  20. If prompted to accept a certificate, click OK
  21. You may notice a connection dialog while your session is being connected
  22. If you have not recently connected to this remote lab computer there will also be a delay as your profile is created. This is normal.
  23. You are now connected! You may browse to the Windows start menu and launch available applications
Note: if you have trouble connecting, goto the Advanced tab and delete the RD Gateway. Use VPN instead.

If you have any additional questions, please visit the Remote Labs FAQ or contact the IS Call Center