APPSERVER, Connecting Remotely

APPSERVER is the college's terminal services server that provides basic tools and a Windows desktop to remote users.

This could be used when needing to access shared folders from off-campus.  (Alternatively, Remote Desktop can be enabled on any Windows computer to allow you to connect directly to your own office desktop.)

Connection Instructions

  1. Connect to VPN (if off campus)
  2. Connect to APPSERVER.cehd.tamu.edu via a Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) (For Macs, be sure to use the latest version of RDC available from the Apple Store.  The version that comes by default does not work with Windows 2008.)
    1. Search for "Remote Desktop Connection" under (Start in Windows or Applications in Mac)
    2. Select/Type "cehdserver.cehd.tamu.edu" as the computer
      1. Under "Options" --> Local Resrources, you can choose to allow access to local resources.
      2. For example, you can grant access to storage drives, printers, and other USB devices.  This can be useful if you want to copy files from your shared folder to your local computer.
    3. When connection is made, you will be asked for your username and password.
      1. Use your CEHD username if you have one
      2. Some people have been granted access via NetID
  3. Once you have successfully logged in to the Remote Desktop you will see a normal Windows desktop.

To access shared folders, you will need to know the name of your folder.  They will typically be of the form \\CEHDSERVER.cehd.tamu.edu\Shares\DEPT\MyProject.  You get to your folder by opening "Computer" and putting the folder address in the navigation bar at the top of the window.