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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. Select a Domain of UM-AD
  4. Click Logon
  5. Select a Remote Lab and click on Connect to Remote Desktop
  6. If labs seats are available you will be taken to another page
  7. Click on the Launch my session! button
  8. Click Save when prompted to Open or Save the connection file
  9. 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.
  10. Launch the Remmina Remote Desktop client
  11. Click Tools (3 horizontal lines) in the toolbar
  12. Click Import
  13. Navigate to your downloads directory and select the .RDP file from step #8
  14. Click Import
  15. Right click the connection and select Edit
  16. Change the username from DOMAIN\username to just username
  17. Enter your UMKC password
  18. Change domain to UM-AD
  19. Click Save
  20. Double Click the new entry in the connections list
  21. If prompted to accept a certificate, click OK
  22. You may notice a connection dialog while your session is being connected
  23. 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.
  24. 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 Technology Support Center.