1A First Alternative

1A-terminalserver

This manual is for older systems and/or software and is no longer maintained.

This manual is meant for 1A-server users. It explains how you can use the 1A-terminalserver. No 1A-terminalserver yet? Please contact your 1A-partner.

The 1A server has the possibility to host "virtual machines". These are computers that also use the hardware of the 1A-server and which behave like physical machines. The virtual computer can do most tasks a normal computer can.

You can run various operating systems virtually on your 1A-server, but for most you have to buy a license. (Please contact your 1A-partner if you are interested in licensing an operating system for virtual use)
Op uw 1A-server kunt u allerlei besturingssystemen virtueel draaien, maar voor de meeste moet u een licentie aanschaffen. (Neem contact met uw 1A-partner op als u hier meer over wilt weten.) Er is echter ook een gratis basis-alternatief: de 1A-terminalserver.
Dit is een virtuele Linux-desktop die doet denken aan Windows XP waarmee u op afstand met de bestanden op uw lokale netwerk kunt werken. Hier wordt uitgelegd hoe u bij deze virtuele desktop komt en hoe u hem gebruikt.

Requirements

To complete this manual, you will need:

  • A computer connected to your 1A-server
  • Your username and password
  • An install of the 1A-terminalserver; No 1A-terminalserver yet? Please contact your 1A-partner.
  • The IP address of the 1A-terminalserver
  • An RDP-client installed, for example mstsc on Windows

Steps

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Connecting to the 1A-terminalserver
  • If you want to connect from the Internet, you first need to make a VPN connection to the 1A-server.
    This is explained in the manual Setting up a VPN connection.
  • Open the RDP-client
  • Enter the IP address of the 1A-terminalserver
  • Click Connect
Connecting to the 1A-terminalserver
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Logging in
  • Enter your username
  • Enter your password
  • Click OK
Logging in
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Accessing files on the network (1)
  • Click on My Computer in the top left of the screen
Accessing files on the network (1)
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Accessing files on the network (2)
  • Here you see all your network drives. You can click these drives and work with the files in them.
Accessing files on the network (2)
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Starting installed programs
  • Click on Start in the bottom left of the screen
  • Find the program you want to start
  • Click the program
Starting installed programs
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Office-bestanden gebruiken
  • Click on Start in the bottom left of the screen
  • Go to the category Office
    Here you can select various Office programs:
  • Writer → for Word files
  • Calc → for Excel files
  • Impress → for Powerpoint files
Office-bestanden gebruiken
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Example with a Word file
  • Click on Start in the bottom left of the screen
  • Go to the category Office
  • Click OpenOffice.org 3.2 Writer
    You can use Word files with this program. To open a file:
  • Click File
  • Go to Open
Example with a Word file
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Other programs in the 1A-terminalserver
  • Office → ePDF Viewer → viewing PDF-bestanden
  • Network → Firefox → internet
  • Accesories → Notepad → viewing and editing text files