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Using OIT’s VLAB (Virtual Lab) as an MCECS User

OIT has set up a virtual Windows lab (VLAB) to mimic the environment and software they provide on their general use on campus labs, such as the labs in the Millar Library and the FMH building. It is hosted off site as a cloud-based service. The VLAB requires that you use your Odin account to [...]

2020-07-01T10:20:49+00:00June 30th, 2020|

Update your OpenVPN configuration before July 8, 2020

If you have not updated older OpenVPN configurations by July 8, 2020, your VPN connection will stop working. To make sure that you have an updated OpenVPN configuration, get instructions from the CAT website at: https://cat.pdx.edu/services/network/vpn-services/ and follow the link to the platform you are using. Updating to the new configuration will ensure that your [...]

2020-06-29T01:47:14+00:00June 29th, 2020|

File Sharing through RDP from Windows

File Sharing through RDP from Windows Step 1: Launch the Remote Desktop Connection application and fill out the computer and username fields, following our guide here if you would like instructions: https://cat.pdx.edu/platforms/windows/remote-access/using-rdp-to-connect-to-a-windows-computer-from-windows/ Step 2: Click on the show options arrow in the bottom right corner of the window. Then, click on the local [...]

2020-06-11T08:00:24+00:00June 11th, 2020|

Problems using Chrome to login to Windows systems

We have noticed a few users having problems when trying to connect to systems through our Remote Lab page when they are using Google Chrome as their web browser. The symptom is that, after typing in your login/password, Chrome gives you a blank page after clicking on the Connect button to log into the selected [...]

2020-05-08T12:44:00+00:00May 8th, 2020|

Using RDP to Connect to a Windows Computer from Windows

Remote Desktop To Windows Due to the unique circumstances at the college due to COVID-19, we have opened up computer labs that are normally available in-person for remote access. The terminal server (ts.cecs.pdx.edu) is not capable of handling the increased remote access demands of this situation, so we kindly request you use the [...]

2020-04-27T17:33:52+00:00April 27th, 2020|

Using Remote Desktop (RDP) at MCECS

Using Remote Desktop (RDP) at MCECS What is RDP? RDP is a remote connection protocol developed by Microsoft. It allows a user to connect remotely to a Windows machine using a graphical interface. This connection uses a client-server architecture, which means that your local computer must run an RDP client (program) [...]

2020-06-12T10:08:28+00:00April 27th, 2020|

MCECS Chromebook Loaner Program

If you are finding yourself without an adequate computer to do your classwork in Spring 2020 (when all classes are being taught remotely), take a look at the MCECS Chromebook Loaner Program. Faculty members who use Chromebooks for classroom instruction have generously made their collections available for loan during this term. Get more details on [...]

2020-04-02T14:26:34+00:00April 2nd, 2020|

Running Graphical Linux Applications (X applications) Remotely

Graphical Linux applications are called X applications as they use the X Windows protocol to communicate with the display. Unlike the simple terminal (shell) interface for logging into Linux (using an SSH client), running graphical Linux programs remotely requires some setup and consideration. Running a single X application If all you need to run and [...]

2020-03-30T01:21:53+00:00March 30th, 2020|

MCECS Windows Terminal Server (ts.cecs.pdx.edu) has been upgraded

We have upgraded the operating system of ts.cecs.pdx.edu to a more modern version of Windows Server. As before, the resources on the terminal server are still rather limited (moving from old repurposed hardware to two virtual machines). It was designed as an alternative for students who may not have been able to come onsite to [...]

2020-04-08T20:00:11+00:00March 29th, 2020|

Remote Access to Windows Computer Labs during Spring Term 2020

As a temporary measure during the Covid-19 driven closure of our computer labs, we have made the Windows computers in the larger MCECS computer labs available for remote access. (This is usually not possible when the labs are open for students because Windows 10 is a single user operating system.) Using this remote lab mechanism [...]

2020-04-19T16:26:48+00:00March 29th, 2020|