ECMS - RDS-DEV - Accessing for ImageNow Users for Imaging Patch Testing

This document explains the Installing and Accessing steps for RDS-DEV for ImageNow Users for Testing purposes.

RDS-DEV - Accessing

This document details how to connect to the Windows Remote Desktop Service (RDS). More information on RDS is available at the service overview available at https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=836

RDS-DEV Account Setup

Interested persons should contact craig.stephenson@wisc.edu to request a RDS-DEV account. He will forward to the appropriate people to get the RDS-Dev account created. Please provide name and netid of the people who need the RDS-DEV account.

Windows Users:

To connect to RDS-DEV:

  • Confirm you're connected to a campus network, or have a WiscVPN connection active if you're on an off-campus network
  • In the web browser of your choice navigate to https://remotedesktop.doit.wisc.edu.
  • Review the security statement, then login by entering "AD\[Your_NetID]" for the username (e.g. "AD\bbadger") and your NetID password
  • You'll be presented with the remote desktops and applications available to you.
  • Select "Dev Desktop Session"
  • A connection file will be downloaded to your computer. Depending on your browser, open the file by clicking it in the download bar or choose "Open".
  • Verify the publisher is "remotedesktop.doit.wisc.edu" then click "Connect".
    • You can check "Don't ask me again for remote connections to this publisher" to bypass future publisher confirmations for the Remote Desktop Service.
    • From this dialog you can also choose which local resources available are available to use within your remote connection, such as storage drives, audio devices and printers. To access these options, click "Show Details" at the bottom of the window.
  • Enter your username and password as previously, then click "OK" to be connected to your chosen desktop session.

Macintosh Users:

Note: Mac OS X users can download the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client from the Apple App Store.

After the application downloads and installs:

  • Confirm you're connected to a campus network, or have a WiscVPN connection active if you're on an off-campus network
  • In the web browser of your choice navigate to https://remotedesktop.doit.wisc.edu.
  • Review the security statement, then login by entering "AD\[Your_NetID]" for the username (e.g. "AD\bbadger") and your NetID password
  • You'll be presented with the remote desktops and applications available to you.
  • Select "Dev Desktop Session"
  • A connection file will be downloaded to your computer. Depending on your browser, open the file by clicking it in the download bar or choose "Open".
  • Enter your username and password as previously, then click "OK" to be connected to your chosen desktop session.
Security Warning

Some users of Windows computers have reported that they receive the following warning when they clicked on the "Connect" button from the Remote Desktop Connection client:

"The identity of the remote computer cannot be verified. Do you want to connect anyway?"

They selected to connect anyway and were able to use RDS.




Keywords:Imaging Imaging System Experience ImageNow perceptive content ecm ecms enterprise content management imaging imagenow perceptive eform WAF WAF-DEV RDS-DEV install test testing windows access facility patch   Doc ID:33032
Owner:Douglas S.Group:ECMS
Created:2013-08-27 14:28 CDTUpdated:2020-07-13 09:39 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, ECMS
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