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4/18/2022 – Adding MCECS single sign-on to rdp.cecs.pdx.edu

Starting Monday, April 18th, we will be testing the placement of MCECS single sign-on authentication "in front of" the web-based Remote Desktop application that some users access at rdp.cecs.pdx.edu. This move is to provide an additional security layer since this service allows direct logins to many of our Windows systems from off campus. It does mean [...]

2022-04-19T13:04:34-08:00April 15th, 2022|

Remote Access to MCECS Computer Labs – Spring 2022

Windows Computer Labs Remote Lab With the threat of Omicron driving more students towards remote access, for Winter 2022, many of our Windows computer labs are switching to a hybrid operation with some seats reserved for remote-use only. Portions of FAB 55-17 (MCECS FAB General Lab - aka the “Intel Lab”), EB 325 (MCEC EB [...]

2022-04-19T13:07:17-08:00January 21st, 2022|

Remote Access to MCECS Computer Labs – Fall 2021

Windows Computer Labs Remote Lab With the return to campus in Fall 2021, many of our Windows computer labs are returning to onsite-only operation. As the term begins, we will be offering a portion of FAB 55-17 (MCECS FAB General Lab - aka the “Intel Lab”) for remote access users to all MCECS students. MME [...]

2022-01-21T12:56:52-08:00September 20th, 2021|

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: [...]

2020-07-31T17:07:51-08:00July 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. [...]

2020-07-17T09:32:02-08:00July 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 [...]

2020-07-01T10:20:49-08:00June 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 [...]

2020-11-30T01:49:06-08:00June 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 [...]

2020-06-11T08:00:24-08:00June 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 [...]

2020-05-08T12:44:00-08:00May 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 [...]

2021-04-07T08:39:21-08:00April 27th, 2020|
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