Demo Server - Do Not Use With Confidential Data

This is a temporary proof-of-concept server setup to demo the proposed Remote Desktop Services server configuration for Dr. Rodriguez's lab.

Only use this server to test functionality and do not use it with confidential data. This server and all data on it will be deleted once the demo period ends.

Currently Available Software

  • Box Drive
  • Microsoft Edge (Web Browser)
  • Microsoft Office 2021 - Word, Excel, Access, OneNote, PowerPoint, Publisher
  • R
  • R Studio

Shared Folder

A folder has been created on the server to allow for users of the server to share files. Use this folder when you want to collaborate and share files with other users of the server. The folder is on the C drive and is named: C:\_Shared Files\

Connecting to the Server from a Windows Computer

IMPORTANT: Off-Campus Users Must First Connect to the UT VPN

If you are off-campus then you must first connect to the UT VPN service. If you do not do this first, the steps below will not work.

Open the "Remote Desktop Connection" Client program. On a Windows 10 computer the program is located in the Start menu under the "Windows Accessories" folder.

Connect to educ-vm-rds-tst.austin.utexas.edu in the Remote Desktop Connection client.

Confirm that you want to trust this server.

Enter your EID credentials with AUSTIN\ in front of your username. Then press the OK button to connect to the server.

  • If you get an access denied type of error message at this point then make sure you entered your UT EID username and password correctly and that you prefixed your EID username with "AUSTIN\" as shown in the screenshot. If you continue to receive this error message then that probably means you don't have access privileges to the server. Contact Dr. Rodriguez to gain access to the server.
  • If you receive an error message about the server not being reachable or that it is offline and you are off-campus, make sure you are currently connected to the UT VPN.

Connecting to the Server from a Mac Computer

IMPORTANT: Off-Campus Users Must First Connect to the UT VPN

If you are off-campus then you must first connect to the UT VPN service. If you do not do this first, the steps below will not work.

Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop app. This is included with the latest version of Microsoft Office for Mac or it can be downloaded and installed from the following link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id1295203466?mt=12.

Click on the Microsoft Remote Desktop app's top menu bar icon. In the window that appears, select the "Add PC" option.

In the "PC name" field enter: educ-vm-rds-tst.austin.utexas.edu

Then press the "Add" button.

Locate the PC you created in the previous step. Once found double-click on it to open it.

Enter your UT EID credentials with AUSTIN\ in front of your username. Then press the "Continue" button. Your computer should then initiate a Remote Desktop connection to the server.

  • If you get an access denied type of error message at this point then make sure you entered your UT EID username and password correctly and that you prefixed your EID username with "AUSTIN\" as shown in the screenshot. If you continue to receive this error message then that probably means you don't have access privileges to the server. Contact Dr. Rodriguez to gain access to the server.
  • If you receive an error message about the server not being reachable or that it is offline and you are off-campus, make sure you are currently connected to the UT VPN.










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