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We have a remote server for you to access all of the software that you need remotely as if you were on campus using your personal computer. This is a server running windows like many of the computers we have in our campus computer labs.

 

Some of the software that you can use on the Terminal Services Server:

  • IBM SPSS
  • MatLAB R2016a
  • Minitab 18
  • R & R studio
  • GeoGebra
  • Kinovea
  • Office 2016 ( Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • As well as Chrome and Firefox to make browsing easy

 

How to access the Terminal Services Server

On a Windows Computer

  1. You will need to visit this link: https://ts.franklincollege.edu/
  2. Then log in with your FC credentials. On the next page choose the option called "Standard Lab Remote Desktop". This will download a remote desktop file. 
  3. Once downloaded, click and open the file. You will then be asked to enter your credentials again. But this time you will need to put "fcnt\" before your username. ( fcnt\john.smith) And then your password. And click "OK"
  4. From here you will be signed into the Remote Terminal Services server, where you will be greeted to a fully functional Windows desktop that you can use for whatever software you need. Be sure to read the extra information below.

On a Mac Computer

In order to use the Terminal Services Server on a Mac, you first need to download the Microsoft Remote Desktop App. Which can be found here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop-10/id1295203466?mt=12

 

  1. Once you have downloaded and installed the Remote Desktop App you will then need to visit this link: https://ts.franklincollege.edu/
  2. Then log in with your FC credentials. On the next page choose the option called "Standard Lab Remote Desktop". This will download a remote desktop file. 
  3. Once downloaded, click and open the file. You will then be asked to enter your credentials again. But this time you will need to put "fcnt\" before your username. ( fcnt\john.smith) And then your password. And click "OK"
  4. From here you will be signed into the Remote Terminal Services server, where you will be greeted to a fully functional Windows desktop that you can use for whatever software you need. Be sure to read the extra information below.

 

Tips to make your experience on Terminal Services better

On Windows computers, your local drives on your personal computer will be mapped to the server. This is an easy way to transfer files between your computer and the server. You will see your drives in the file explorer as "Devices and Drives":

 

 

 

Unfortunately, this is not an option on Mac. Sometimes you can copy a file from your MAC and then paste it to the remote server, but this does not always work.

 

As a workaround for both Mac and Windows, we recommend using OneDrive to manage all your files, not just for Terminal Services. You can access one drive with the OneDrive icon on the desktop of the TS server.

 

If you would like to learn more about how to set up OneDrive for your computer, check out our tutorial on our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbqsPVI4s2I

 

As always if you run into any issues please let us know!

 

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