How to connect to the Food Processor Remote Desktop Server for Macs running Mac OS X 10.9 or later

Overview

Students will be using a remote desktop application to access a server where you will run Food Pro remotely (you will not be downloading Food Pro and installing it on your computers). Instructions for Macs running older vs. newer versions of Mac OS are different and provided below.

Before moving forward to the below please review the important information at the very bottom of this page about logging off of the system. It is important you review this material before you log on so you know how to quit out of the application if necessary.

Determine which version of Mac OS your Mac is running

As a first step you should check what version of Mac OS you are running.  On your Mac click on the apple icon in the upper left and go to "About this Mac" and check the version number here. In this example the version is 10.12.

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Instructions for older Macs running Mac OS 10.8 or below

 If you are running Mac OS version 10.8 or below, then you will need to go to a campus computer lab with Windows computers and follow the Windows instructions.

 

Instructions for newer Macs running Mac OS 10.9 or above

If you are running a version of Mac OS 10.11 or higher,  then please follow the instructions below.

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  • Next, wait for the button to switch to Open. Click on Open to open the application.

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Configure and Run the application

You can either run the application via the orange icon in the launch bar or via going to your Macintosh Hard Drive, open Applications.  Then do the following depending on which version you download.

  • If you are running Remote Desktop 8, then select the Microsoft Remote Desktop icon at the root of the Applications folder.
  • If you are running Remote Desktop 10, then select the Microsoft Remote Desktop icon inside of the Applications\Microsoft Remote Desktop folder as shown below.
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Below are instructions for connecting with Microsoft Remote Desktop version 8 and 10.

Microsoft Remote Desktop 8

If you are running Microsoft Remote Desktop 8 then click on the plus sign in a circle icon labeled "New" on the upper left corner of the application. Fill in the settings as shown below. For username enter your user name prefaced by ad3\   So, if your username is jdoe, then you would enter ad3\jdoe for the username field (replace jdoe with your login ID).

Connection Name: FoodPro
PC Name: caes-fp-ts2.ou.ad3.ucdavis.edu
Gateway: No gateway configured
Username: ad3\jdoe  (replace jdoe with your UCD login ID)
Password: Enter your Kerberos passphrase
Resolution: Native
Colors: Highest Quality (32 bit)
Full screen: checked
Scale content: unchecked
Use all monitors: checked

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Next click on Session on the top of the "Edit Remote Desktops" screen and check the box next to "Forward printing devices"
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When done click in the red button in the upper left of the "Edit Remote Desktops" screen to close/save it.

A connection named "FoodPro will now appear under "My desktops." Double click on it to connect. If you get a prompt about a certificate, click Continue.
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Wait until the Remote Desktop window shown below opens (note this can take a few seconds). You should eventually see the desktop settings, files, and programs that are on the CA&ES Remote Desktop Services server. The icon for "The Food Processor SQL" should be available on the desktop (double click on it to run it).
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Finally,  please review the instructions at the bottom of this page about logging off and accessing a local printer.

 

Microsoft Remote Desktop version 10

If you are running Microsoft Remote Desktop version 10, click on the blue add desktop button.

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Enter the following information on the General Tab:

PC name: caes-fp-ts2.ou.ad3.ucdavis.edu
User account: Ask me every time
Friendly Name: Food Pro
Group: Saved Desktops
Gateway: No gateway
Check reconnect if the connection is dropped

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On the Devices & Audio tab check the box next to Printers. Click on the Add button.

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Next select the Food Pro connection to open it.

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When prompted authenticate with your UCD login ID prefaced with ad3. So, if your login ID is jdoe, then your Username would be entered as ad3\jdoe and click on Continue

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Wait until the Remote Desktop window shown below opens (note this can take a few seconds). You should eventually see the desktop settings, files, and programs that are on the CA&ES Remote Desktop Services server. The icon for "The Food Processor SQL" should be available on the desktop (double click on it to run it).
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Finally,  please review the below instructions about logging off and accessing a local printer.

Important Information About Logging Off

To toggle between full screen mode and window mode, move your mouse pointer to the very top of the screen to initiate display of the Microsoft Remote Desktop menu bar. On the menu bar select Window and then "Full screen." When Full screen mode is toggled off you will be able to move the Remote Desktop window around and access your computer.

To end your Remote Desktop Session click on the Start button at the lower left of your desktop and select the Person icon and go to Sign out.

If your computer stalls at the "Logging off..." screen, move your mouse pointer to the very top of the screen to initiate display of the Microsoft Remote Desktop menu bar. Then, from the menu bar select "Microsoft Remote Desktop" and then "Quit Microsoft Remote Desktop" (or press command-Q).

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Access a Local Printer Available in a Remote Desktop Session

Your printer should show up in your Remote Desktop Session as an available printer with the same name except with "(redirected)" on the end of the printer name. If you have problems printing, you can print to PDF within Food Processor and email the PDF to yourself to print later. Instructions on how to print to PDF within Food Processor are available.