The Windows Terminal Server
winterm.desy.de is a centrally available Windows system, for example for Linux users who just need a Windows system ocasionally, or to make some special software (with limited/expensive licenses) available to a larger user group.
- The old installation of Windows Terminal Server is being superceded by it's successor - Windows Terminal Server 2008. Here's a short list of useful tips:
- the new hostname is 'winterm' (replaces 'adterm')
- the registry resource to activate is 'winterm' (was 'adterm')
- the 'rdesktop' utility isn't capable to connect to the new server any longer, one has to use 'xfreerdp' instead. The command from linux is
xfreerdp -u $USER -d win --ignore-certificate winterm.desy.de
More detailed instructions can be found on the IT website.
The previous generation of the Windows Terminal Server 2003
(will phase out on April 8, 2014)
DESY has a central Windows Terminal Server which provides a “Windows Server 2003” operating system and some common Windows-based software such as “Microsoft Office”. You may have to contact one of your administrators to enable this resource for your account in the registry. Use the rdesktop tool to connect to the host adterm.desy.de – some useful command line options might be:
“-a” – sets the colour depth, e. g. “-a 16” for thousands of colours
“-g” – sets the size of the remote desktop, e. g. “-g 800x600”
“-f” – selects fullscreen mode (use Control + Alt + Return to toggle back to window mode)
“-d” – preselects a windows domain to log in to (should always be “WIN”)
“-r” – device redirection, e. g. “-r disk:data=/data” to mount the respective Unix directories (also AFS) on the Windows system
You can also use the public printers after you have configured them in the “Printers and Faxes” control panel. When you’re finished with your Windows session, use the “Start” menu to log out properly – don’t just close the rdesktop window because this will keep your session running.
- Note that your home directories are not the same in the Unix and in the Windows world – your Unix account and your Windows account are different things. You can also use your Windows account to log in to one of the few Windows desktop computers in the FLC group.