How to use the Terminal Services Server – ts.franklincollege.edu

Using a Windows Computer

  1. Go to the following website: http://ts.franklincollege.edu
  2. Sign in with your franklin college credentials (Username: jsmith (without the @franklincollege.edu))
  3. Once signed in you will click on one of the following options
    • Students – Choose the “Standard Remote Desktop” file
    • Faculty and Staff – Choose the “Faculty and Staff” file
  4. Once downloaded, open the file.
  5. It will ask if you want to connect anyway, click the “Connect” button at the bottom of the window. (Also be sure to check the box “Don’t ask me for connections to this computer”)
  6. Here you will be asked to enter your credentials.
    • For students – for the username box put in your username like this: fcnt\jim.smith (be sure to include the “fcnt\”)
    • For Faculty and Staff – if you are using your campus computer your username should already be populated, including the “fcnt\” portion before your username. If you are trying from a personal computer then just use the step for students above.
  7. Click “OK” and it will start to connect
  8. If prompted “Do you want to connect anyway?” Choose “Yes” and be sure to check the box that says “Don’t ask me again for connections to this computer”
  9. You will now be connected!

You can access this as a full blow Windows computer. There is software installed to make sure you can be successful. Including chrome and firefox in case, you need to access and web services.

If you are connecting from a windows computer your local hard drive will show up under the This PC (Start Menu > This PC) under the “Devices and Drives” section. And you can copy and move files from your local drives to the server if you need to.

Using a Mac Computer

You will need to have the Microsoft Remote Desktop Application installed on your Mac before you can use the Terminal Services server.

To get the app you can search for “Microsoft remote desktop” in the app store and download the app called “Microsoft Remote Desktop 10”. Once the app is installed you can proceed to the steps below.

  1. Go to the following website: http://ts.franklincollege.edu
  2. Sign in with your franklin college credentials (Username: jsmith (without the @franklincollege.edu))
  3. Once signed in you will click on one of the following options
    • Students – Choose the “Standard Remote Desktop” file
    • Faculty and Staff – Choose the “Faculty and Staff” file
  4. Once downloaded, open the file.
  5. This will open the file in the Remote Desktop Application
  6. Here you will be asked to enter your credentials. For the username box put in your username like this:
    • fcnt\jsmith (be sure to include the “fcnt\”)
  7. Click “Continue” and it will start to connect
  8. If prompted “Do you want to connect anyway?” Choose “Continue”
  9. You will now be connected!

You can access this as a full blow Windows computer. There is software installed to make sure you can be successful. Including chrome and firefox in case, you need to access and web services.

As far as transferring files from your Mac to the Server it can be hit or miss. You can attempt to copy something from your Mac and then paste it in the remote session. But this might not work.

It may be best to just re-download the file from the web using a web browser. Or upload the file to OneDrive and then access OneDrive from the desktop icon of the server.

Download OneDrive for Mac here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/onedrive/id823766827?mt=12

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