Library Tech Pages
Using the Campus Terminal Server
On the desktop of every library PC is a connection to the campus terminal services called "Campus Terminal server.rdp" or "Terminal Server at SUNY NP.rdp". You can also access the campus terminal server from anywhere that you have a fast internet connection. See the link at the bottom of this document for more connection info.
Terminal services are primarily for expensive software the campus has limited licenses for like the math and statistical packages we have but it also has Adobe Acrobat with which anyone can edit PDF documents.
Login on and off
Opening and saving files when on Terminal Server
In the library terminal server is set up to have access to the drives on the local PC inside its "My Computer". If you connected your thumb drive to the local PC before you login to terminal services you can access the files on it from the terminal server.
Therfore you can access all those drives from any Save As dialog box also. The drives you are looking for are B (that contains the local PC desktop) or A: which is the most likely letter your USB drives will attach as.
In terminal services just open My Computer on the desktop and scroll down. You will see all the drives on the local PC by drive letter followed by the name of the local PC. Something like "B on patron28". Look on the local PC to find the drive letter of your thumb drive (usually a) and you can find it easily in the terminal services screen.
Printing - Print to a PDF and save it to the local PC
You need to also read opening and saving files above to understand the printing instructions. Here
The campus terminal server is not connected to any campus printer BUT you can still print . To print while on the campus terminal, you convert what you are working on into a PDF then save to your thumb drive. Then go back to your original desktop, go to your thumb drive and print it from there.
Editing a PDF document
You can edit a PDF file on the campus terminal server because we have the full version of Adobe Acrobat installed there. If you want to add remove pages, change the order of pages, crop or rotate pages and a few other tweaks here's just a quick how to.
Connect from home
The campus terminal server can actually be accessed anywhere as long as you have internet connection and a SUNY New Paltz login. In Windows the program you connect with is called Remote Desktop Connection.
300 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561
See also: Directions to the college & Find the Library on Campus