How to connect to the math or windows server using Remote Desktop from Microsoft Windows:
If you haven't already done so,
download and install the ssh software on your windows computer.
While installing select all the default options.
If on campus you can download this program from:
or find a place to download it from using a
Google Search for SSHSecureShellClient-3.2.9.exe
(It's important that you install the SSHSecureShellClient using all the default options so that command line utilities like ssh2 will work.)
Click Start Run then enter CMD to get a DOS shell.
Type this at the DOS shell then enter your math password:
To connect to the math server use:
ssh2 -L 3391:localhost:3389 email@example.com
To connect to the windows server use:
ssh2 -L 3391:win:3389 firstname.lastname@example.org
(use your real username not user)
Leave this DOS shell open while using the remote desktop
Run "Windows Remote Desktop Connection" by clicking on the icon
Or click Start Run then enter "mstsc"
If you have a real old version of windows you may need to download the client from:
When prompted for a server name to connect to enter:
After a few seconds you should get a GUI with a prompt for your math user name and password
Enter these and you should be loggged in to the math server with a GUI.
When done logout then exit the DOS shell you started earlier.