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How to access UiO UNIX resources

Text-only UNIX resources from a windows machine

Install Putty from the Putty download page. Putty is a small executable file which gives you possibility to ssh to machines. Alternatively, connect to, which gives you SSH through an applet.

Graphical UNIX resources from a windows machine

Install X-win32, the easiest is to download from An SSH session to Sverdrup or Metos will get you where you want to be.

UiO UNIX resources from a Linux/UNIX machine


How to access UiO Windows resources

I want to access my home area

Use a browser to access

I want to mount my home disk or download software

Use a browser to access or

I want to access a UiO Windows desktop computer or terminal server

Using a Remote Desktop Protocol client you can connect to your Windows desktop computer at UiO. The terminal server can be used for standard office programs, as well as for access to Adobe Acrobat.

If you want to access your desktop computer through RDP, follow the instructions here, or contact us.

The Microsoft Terminal Services Client can usually be found in the Start Menu under [Start]-[Accessories], as Remote Desktop Connection. Sometimes it is buried even deeper in the Start Menu under [Start]-[Accessories]-[Communications]. Under Linux/UNIX you can connect with remote desktop like this:

                xfreerdp -k no -g 100% -d uio -u


By Arnstein Orten
Published Jan. 25, 2011 3:03 PM - Last modified Aug. 30, 2016 12:48 PM