Terminal Services enables students and faculty to access applications from their personal laptop, computer or portable device (e.g., iPad) from home or on campus. This means that you don't always have to go to a computer lab to use some applications.
The application software is run on the server and only the keyboard, mouse and video is transmitted over the network. Access to the U of S Terminal Services is enabled for students and faculty via your NSID username and password.
Currently we have the following applications:
Note: Audio is not available on the terminal service.
If there is other software you would like to see on the service, please contact us (email@example.com) with your suggestions. We will continue to add new applications as we can, however not all applications will work in a terminal service environment and some licensing prohibits such use.
For Windows: You should be able to connect to RDS through the Remote Desktop directly by clicking this link. When prompted, use the format "USASK\abc123" for the username, substituting your NSID for abc123.
For both Windows and Mac OS, if the above file(s) does not work, follow the steps below.
1. Launch your laptop or computer (Start / Programs / Accessories / Remote Desktop Connection)
2. Enter "rds.usask.ca" as the computer as shown below and click Connect.
3. You may be asked if you trust this remote connection. Click Connect.
4. Enter your NSID in the format usask\nsid as shown below and your password and click OK.
5. You are now connected to the U of S server and must log in once more to create your Windows session. Enter you NSID username and password then click the blue arrow.
You are now logged into U of S Terminal Services.
1. You will need Remote Desktop Connection software. Check your Applications folder for the icon below. The software is free and can be downloaded from the location below.
2. Start up remote desktop and enter "rds.usask.ca" as below
3. At the Remote Desktop Connection prompt enter you NSID username and password and the domain usask.ca and click OK.
4. You are now connected to the U of S server and must log in once more to create your Windows session. Enter you NSID username and password then click the blue arrow.
You are now logged into U of S Terminal Services .
1. Use one of the Remote Desktop programs available on Linux, such as tsclient ( http://tsclient.sourceforge.net/). Connect to rds.usask.ca.
2. Once connected to the server you will get a window as shown below. Enter your NSID username and password then click the blue arrow.
You are now connected to U of S Terminal Services.
There are a few things you should know about Terminal Services. It works much like sitting in front of a Windows computer in a campus lab, however there are a few differences.
Please feel free to contact the ICT Help Desk at 966-4817 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or feedback you might have.