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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 http://ssh.uio.no, which gives you SSH through an applet.
Graphical UNIX resources from a windows machine
Install X-win32, the easiest is to download from winprog.uio.no. An SSH session to Sverdrup or Metos will get you where you want to be.
UiO UNIX resources from a Linux/UNIX machine
ssh .uio.no or ssh metos.uio.no
How to access UiO Windows resources
I want to access my home area
Use a browser to access https://vpn.uio.no/
I want to mount my home disk or download software
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 win.uio.no 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