Sometimes the mac program Remote Desktop Connection used to connect to Jefferson decides to do something other than connect to Jefferson. Often when that happens I turn to CoRD a free Remote Desktop Connection replacement. There are several things I like about it besides seeming generally less buggy it feels much more like a “mac” program and generally connects to Jefferson without popups. (more…)
For folks who work in Boston:
Not too long ago I wrote an article explaining how to automatically backup your Desktop and Documents folders to your U:\ folder, which is pretty cool. Where it turns awesome is when you use the same trick on Jefferson. Here is how it works: tell your UUA computer to use U:\ as the place to store all your Documents, and then tell Jefferson to use the same place (U:\). The end result is anything you save on your computer shows up on Jefferson and anything you save on Jefferson shows up on your computer automagically. Read on for all the details. (more…)
One question that pops up again and again seems to be: Why can’t I can’t log into Jefferson from home? If you are having trouble connecting there are several important things to you might want to check on: your Internet connection, that you are connecting to Jefferson, and which account you are using (you’ll want to make sure it’s your UUA account).
One of the downsides to the recent Jefferson update comes to us in the form of incompatible printers. If you are unlucky, the printer connected to your home computer may no longer be available when you are logged in to Jefferson. One option is to buy a new printer, but if you want to cheat, there is a way you can kind of print from Jefferson anyway using a PDF Printer. (more…)
Recently the UUA replaced its terminal server (Jefferson). One thing you may not know about the new Jefferson is that it is possible to have it display Windows 7 Themes. You just have to make a few changes to the Remote Desktop Connection program on your computer first. Read on for all the details.
Just a quick note about where to get a copy of Remote Desktop Connection for Mac (the program that lets you connect to Jefferson). A couple of the old download locations have been moved or taken down, but you can still get it directly from Microsoft. Or if the official Microsoft program isn’t your style you might want to check out a great alternative: CoRD.
If you’d like a ready-made shortcut to Jefferson on your desktop or to take with you on a USB key you can grab a copy and place it somewhere convenient. Next time you want to fire up Jefferson double click the shortcut and it will send you to Jefferson where you can put in your UUA username and password.
Works on XP/Vista/Win7
Good security policy requires that you change your UUA password about every three months. However, if you work outside Boston, you can’t just change the password on your computer; the UUA’s network needs to be notified about the change. You can either schedule a trip to Boston (we’d love to see you) or use the Jefferson server to make the change.