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Opening Your Files on Our Terminal Server
Updated January 2013Using the terminal server allows you to access and work on your school files from anywhere outside the district network system with an Internet connection. Many of the programs we use at school are available for your use, but NOT ALL. Any changes you make on files will be saved on your school account on our school server. You will not be able to save the file to your home computer; however, you may be able to copy and paste text (not photos or graphics) from your school file to a file on your home computer. The speed in which you can work will depend on your Internet connection.
1. You will need to locate the remote desktop connection program on your computer. You will usually find this program under Start/programs/accessories/remote desktop connection Or Start/programs/accessories/communications/remote desktop connection.
2. If you do not have this program, you will need to install it…it’s free.
· If you have a PC:
- For XP Operating System: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=856
· If you have a MAC: you’ll need to determine which of these downloads is applicable to your personal computer
- Mac OS X Mountain Lion users: http://cord.sourceforge.net For more detailed instructions click here.
3. Click on “Remote Desktop Connection” to get the connection window (actual window style will vary with your version of the program).
4. Type in: ts.newpaltz.k12.ny.us
5. Click on “connect”
6. You’ll be prompted to log in.
7. If your login doesn’t work, select Change User and then preface your username with NPCSD\ (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org). Once done, subsequent log-ons should automatically go to NPCSD.
NOTE: Some computers may get a warning about the Certificate on the terminal server. If they click "Do not warn me about this again" and then Yes, they will not see this on future log-ons.