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 XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. For Mac operating system, please follow the instructions for Remote Desktop Connection for Mac.

  1. On your Internet-connected computer, click Start, point to All Programs, and then point to Accessories.
  2. If you have Windows Vista or 7, then in the Windows Accessories menu click Remote Desktop Connection.
  3. If you have Windows XP, then in the Windows  Accessories menu, point to Communications, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.
  4. If you have Windows 8, type the word "remote" on your start screen and the icon for Remote Desktop Connection will display (click on it)
  5. In the Computer box, type the address of the Remote Desktop server: foodpro.caes.ucdavis.edu
  6. Click on the Connect button.
  7. Remote Desktop Dialogue

  8. 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.
  9. Remote Desktop Logon

  10. 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).
  11. Remote Desktop Window

  12. To end your Remote Desktop Session click Start, and then click Log Off at the bottom of the Start menu.

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, (if you have Windows XP next point to Communications), 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