Setting Up the Remote Desktop under Linux
Note: Do not save your documents locally on the remote desktop (desktop, drives C: and D:). User profiles and all locally stored data are deleted at the latest 10 days after the last use (or earlier if necessary).
1. Installation of remmina
A client like remmina is needed to use the remote desktop. It is avaliable at the software center. The following packages are needed:
2. Adding a Connection
Start remmina and add a new remote desktop connection by clicking the "New Connection Profile" icon.
3. General Settings
Please insert the following information:
- Name: Freely selectable name for the remote desktop (e.g. Remote Desktop University Münster)
- Server: rd.wwu.de
- User name: Your university ID
- Password: Your university password
- Domain: WWU
4. Advanced Settings
Select the Advanced tab and enter the following information:
- Remote-Desktop-Gateway Server: rdg.wwu.de
- Remote-Desktop-Gateway User name: Your university ID
- Remote-Desktop-Gateway Password: Your university password
- Remote-Desktop-Gateway Domain: WWU
Clicking Save saves the settings and takes you back to the overview page.
Before starting the remote desktop it is necessary to establish a VPN connection!
5. Starting the Connection
The newly created remote desktop now appears on the overview page. Start the connection by double-clicking on it.
6. Established Connection
You are now successfully connected to the remote desktop and can use the installed programs.
7.Terminating the Connection
Double-click Abmelden on the desktop to terminate the connection.
Possible Problems / Solutions
In case a remotedesktop connection cannot be established, it might be necessary to be connected to the universities VPN service. In case you do not have a connection already, you can find the settings over here: https://www.uni-muenster.de/IT/en/services/kommunikation/vpn/openvpnubuntu.html