Users requiring access to Administrative systems and network files from off campus will find this useful. Managed Services for Windows - Remote Access Server utilizes Microsoft's Terminal Server technology to offer a secure connection from a personal computer to a Windows Server, providing the user access to applications, Windows File Service, and internal access to the Queen's network. Access to this service from off campus requires either a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or Remote Desktop Gateway (RDG) connection to the Queen's network. Currently, Remote Desktop Gateway is available to all Faculty and Staff, and VPN will be available to the entire campus in late 2014.
Using Microsoft's Terminal Services, users are able to log onto a Remote Desktop Session and utilize the installed applications to complete their work when at a remote location. The Remote Desktop Server is located in a secure, climate-controlled environment with UPS. The common applications on the desktop are Office 2010, Adobe, GQL, QWS3270 and Webmail. If you are on the Queen's AD, you will have your usual drives and printers mapped as well.