Remotedesktop

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For licensing reasons, Windows with its installed programs cannot be used via a remote connection. Windows and some programs are explicitly licensed for exactly one physical computer. You can still use Linux with its programs.

Manual: CIP Remotedesktop with Microsoft Windows

Download and install Cisco Anyconnect from this location: https://www.anleitungen.rrze.fau.de/internet-zugang/vpn/
You need your idm credentials to download.

Left click on the icon on your taskbar. If the icon is not available start the program „Cisco Anyconnect“ in your start menu.

Use vpn.fau.de as address and click „Connect“.

In the next window you must select „FAU-Splittunnel“ and type in your idm credentials:

Start the Remotedesktop App:

Enter the host name or IP-address of any linux machine from https://eei.tf.fau.de/en/cip/equipment/

In case of security warning about the connection select „Trust the connection“.

Approve the security notice with „Yes“:

Use your IDM Credentials to login into your machine:

Finished!

  1. Cisco Anyconnect from https://www.anleitungen.rrze.fau.de/internet-zugang/vpn/
    You need your idm credentials to download.
  2. One tool to connect to a terminal . As example „Putty“ from https://www.putty.org/
  3. You need a graphical client for a VNC connection. As example https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer/ or https://www.turbovnc.org/

Left click on the icon on your taskbar. If the icon is not available start the program „Cisco Anyconnect“ in your start menu.

Use vpn.fau.de as address and click „Connect“.

In the next window you must select „FAU-Splittunnel“ and type in your idm credentials:

Enter the host name or IP-address of any linux machine from https://eei.tf.fau.de/en/cip/equipment/ as example here in PuTTY:

In case select „Yes“ for the security alert:

Login into the shell with your idm credentials:

After login start the VNC service with the command „start_vnc“.

At first start of this service you must enter a password for the connection. The password is stored permanently. The maximum length of this password is 8 characters long:

You have to remember a number in the output. It is located after the host name like here „cip115-13:1“. The number in this case is 1. It could be between 1 or 3.

Start your VNC client and type in the host name or ip address of the CIP machine followed by colon and the number you noted in the step before. As example: „cip115-13.e-technik.uni-erlangen.de:1“. Simply press enter on your keyboard to start the connection:

Approve a possible security warning with „Continue“. Your connection is secure within the VPN Connection:

Type in your password you entered in the steps before after a first start of „start_vnc“:

It’s possible that you got asked for your idm password after connection. In that case type in your idm credentials.

You are now connected:

Close the VNC Windows. Type in „stop_vnc“ and after that „exit“:

First stop the VNC service with „stop_vnc“ and then just delete the password file. Replace <idm-name> with your idm account name:

Example: rm /home/eeiww/asdf89765/.vnc/passwd

After that type in „start_vnc“ and choose a new password. Don’t forget to remember the display number which could be between 1 and 3.