Windows Instructions

How to connect to the Food Processor Remote Desktop Server

These instructions show how to connect to the CA&ES Remote Desktop server. This guide assumes you have Windows 8.1 or 10. For Mac operating system, please follow the instructions for Remote Desktop Connection for Mac.

  1. On your Internet-connected computer open Remote Desktop Connection.   Click the Start button on the lower left of the desktop and type the word "remote" and the icon for Remote Desktop Connection app will display (click on it)
  2. In the Computer box, type the address of the Remote Desktop server:
  3. Click on the Connect button.
  4. When you are prompted to enter your credentials type your UCD login ID with "AD3\" in front of it and enter your UCD computing account password and then click OK. For example, if your login ID is jdoe, you would enter AD3\jdoe for the user name.
  5. If prompted that "The identity of the remote computer cannot be verified, do you want to connect anyway?", click on Yes.  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).
    Food Pro Window
  6. 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.

How to Make a Local Printer Available in a Remote Desktop Session

To make a local printer available in a Remote Desktop session:

  1. Log off of any active connections to the Remote Desktop Services server. Next, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories  and then click Remote Desktop Connection.
  2. Click Options in the Remote Desktop Connection dialog box.
  3. Click the Local Resources tab.
  4. Click Printers in the Local Devices box.
  5. Click Connect.
  6. 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, please see our troubleshooting tips.
  7. Remote Desktop Printer