EPSY Statistics Server Documentation

 

Remote Desktop Connection - Windows

 

To use SPSS 22, AMOS, or MPlus on the EPSY Application Server, you will first need to login to the server remotely from your computer.  Conceptually, the process is the same for Mac and Windows operating systems.

  1. If you are working at a location outside the University (i.e., at home), you will need to access the College server using a VPN (Virtual Private Networks) connection.
    • For information about downloading, installing, and using the VPN client for your operating system go to http://connect.tamu.edu
  2. Open a remote access client (program) on your computer.
  3. In a dialog box, specify the server name.  epsy-stat.education.tamu.edu
  4. Click the connect button to start your remote desktop session.
  5. You will be prompted to provide your username and password.
    • Enter your username by substituting your NetID in the following format: NetID@tamu.edu
    • For example, if your NetID is "johnnyfootball", then you would enter the following in the username field: johnnyfootball@tamu.edu
    • Enter your associated password in the password field.

 


 

In Windows, the remote desktop connection program is included with the Windows operating system.  You will need to find and open that program.

  1. A simple way to find the remote desktop program is to click the Windows Start button in the lower left-hand corner.

     

    Finding the Remote Desktop Connection program in Windows

  2. In the search text area at the bottom, type the word Remote.
  3. From the highlighted programs featuring the word "remote," select Remote Desktop Connection.
  4. A connection dialog box will open.  Type in the server name [epsy-stat.education.tamu.edu].

     

    Entering server url

  5. To login to the App server, enter your NetId and password as explained above.
  6. To access local files from your computer in your remote desktop session, click the "Show Options" button, click the "Local Resources" tab, and then click the "More..." button located in the "Local devices and resources" section at the bottom.
  7. Select the checkbox next to "Drives" to have access to all local drives on your computer, or expand the tree to specify certain drives to be remotely mounted.
  8. You will then see your local drives listed under the "Computer" section of Windows Explorer when browsing the file system.

 


 

Remote Desktop Connection - Mac

 

Microsoft has created a version of their Remote Desktop Connection program for the Mac.  The program can be downloaded from the Mac App store.  Download, install, and go through the basic setup as specified for the Windows version.  Following are images illustrating how to fill out the dialog boxes to set up your connection.

 

 

  1. Step 1:  Open the Remote Desktop application.  Click the "+" New link.  This will open an Edit Remote Desktops dialog box (see image).

     

    Add a server

  2. Step 2:  Provide identifying information for the server.  Your completed dialog box should look like the following.
    • Enter your username by substituting your NetID in the following format: NetID@tamu.edu
    • For example, if your NetID is "johnnyfootball", then you would enter the following in the username field: johnnyfootball@tamu.edu
    • Enter your associated password in the password field.

 

  1. Indicate preferences