You will be remoting into a Fermilab computer at the lab or the Fermilab Windows Terminal Server (FERMI-TS). If you are currently using your Fermilab work computer outside of the Fermilab network, you will most likely connect to FERMI-TS. You can check if you have access by following the next steps. If you do not, contact the Service Desk to request the needed permissions for FERMI-TS.
You can also bring in your personal computer to the Service Desk, and they can set this up for you.
Log into VPN to connect to the Fermilab network.
To do so, you’ll need to locate the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client application. You can find the app by searching using the search in the top right corner.
Or you can use the search feature in a Finder window.
You can also locate the app by following: Go>Applications>Cisco > Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
Launch the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client located in the Applications folder. The current version that should be running is 4.4 and this is compatible with 10.11-10.13. If you do not have this verison, you can install it from Self Service or by going to vpnnew.fnal.gov and download/install the application.
Your default connection should state FermilabVPN if previously used, if not, enter vpn.fnal.gov.
Authenticate with your Services credentials.
Open a Remote Desktop session.
Select Go>Applications>Microsoft Remote Desktop
If you don’t see the Microsoft Remote Desktop application, it can be downloaded from either Self Service or the App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id715768417?mt=12.). Make sure you have the Microsoft Remote Desktop app (version 8.0.33 or higher) installed.
Create a new session by clicking New.
Log in with your regular Fermi domain account to (choose one):
The Fermilab Windows Terminal Server. This requires access to the FERMI-TS server, you’ll need to contact the Service Desk to set that up.
Enter “fermi-ts.fnal.gov” for both the Connection name and PC name fields. Close the window when finished.
Your office computer or some other computer at Fermilab. You need to know the name or IP address of the computer to do this. You will need to already have access and a user account to the computer you connect to at the lab.
Enter your SERVICES credentials, then select OK.
For the User Name, enter your Windows Network (or “Fermi”) account name, and enter your password in the Password field. Make sure the, ‘Log on to:’ field says ‘FERMI’. If it does not say Fermi, type in FERMI\ before your account name in the User Name field. For example, if your user name is jsmith, you would type in FERMI\jsmith in the User Name field.
Select OK when you are prompted to accept the log-on banner.
Bring up a browser from the remote desktop, you should be able to download article PDFs now. As a test, see if you can view the following Physical Review D pdf.
For ease of access in the future, bookmark the Remote Desktop Connection application:
- Select Finder> Applications
- Click and drag the Remote Desktop icon to your taskbar or desktop.
- Alternatively, you can right click on Remote Desktop Connection and choose “Pin to Start Menu.”