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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: 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 ( 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|

Using Remote Desktop (RDP) at MCECS

Using Remote Desktop (RDP) at MCECS RDP is a remote connection protocol developed by Microsoft which 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 a local RDP client (program) that connects to an RDP [...]

2021-03-29T15:52:51-08:00April 27th, 2020|

MCECS Chromebook Loaner Program [Discontinued]

The MCECS Chromebook loaner program has been discontinued as of Summer 2021 due to a lack of demand. You can request to borrow a laptop or a Chromebook from the PSU Library here: You can also access our Remote Labs portal and other remote learning resources by going here:

2021-08-30T11:20:49-08:00April 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 [...]

2020-03-30T01:21:53-08:00March 30th, 2020|

MCECS Windows Terminal Server ( has been upgraded

We have upgraded the operating system of 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 [...]

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

Using SSH from Windows

Connecting to a remote Linux machine using SSH from Windows How to use SSH with MobaXterm How to use SSH with PuTTY How to use SSH with Powershell   How to use SSH with MobaXterm MobaXterm is available on MCECS supported Windows machines and is available free of charge [...]

2023-11-18T16:50:41-08:00March 22nd, 2020|

Using SFTP for Remote File Transfer from Windows

Using SFTP for Remote File Transfer from Windows SFTP using WinSCP SFTP using Cyberduck SFTP using MobaXterm   Using WinSCP You can download WinSCP from the following link: When installing the program, it will ask you if you want to use the Commander or Explorer interface mode. Either option is [...]

2020-09-28T12:20:12-08:00February 21st, 2020|

Remote Desktop using SSH Tunnel with MobaXterm

RDP through an SSH tunnel   Note: If you are trying to use Remote Desktop to log into a remote Windows box, but are unable to successfully connect to the MCECS VPN, you can use SSH tunneling to accomplish the same goal. To set up an SSH tunnel to allow you to [...]

2019-06-04T13:08:11-08:00June 4th, 2019|
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