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Remote Access to MCECS Computer Labs

Currently, on site access to MCECS Computer labs is disabled as FAB/EB access is severely restricted during the Fall term. Windows Computer Labs We have made our Windows computer labs remotely accessible using our Remote Lab interface. Normally, these single user Windows 10 systems are only available on site but, because there is no contention [...]

2020-10-01T22:59:46+00:00August 26th, 2020|

VPN issues after Tunnelblick 3.8.3 update

The recent Tunnelblick update to version 3.8.3 has left Mac users unable to connect to our VPN servers due to a deprecated setting in older versions of the CAT’s configuration files. A symptom of this problem is seeing the Tunnelblick connection notification window stuck in a loop with yellow text, like in the image below: [...]

2020-07-31T17:07:51+00:00July 27th, 2020|

Sharing files between computers when using Remote Desktop

A little known feature of Remote Desktop is the ability to share files between your local computer and the system you are remotely logging into. This can be very useful if you are doing some of the work on your computer at home while using software that is only available on the computer at work. [...]

2020-07-17T09:32:02+00:00July 17th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-09-15T16:17:32+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) that connects [...]

2020-09-15T17:06:36+00:00April 27th, 2020|

MCECS Chromebook Loaner Program

If you are finding yourself without an adequate computer to do your classwork in Fall 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 [...]

2020-09-23T18:16:32+00:00April 2nd, 2020|