Departments

Remote Access

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Access your email (back to top)


Access email from your home/laptop computer

To setup Microsoft Outlook on your personal computer please follow the instuctions on the UNT Messaging Systems site.


Access email from the web

To access your Exchange email account from any web browser visit http://webmail.unt.edu and you can connect to your email from anywhere in the world. Your webmail login is your euid and password. Be sure that in the Doman\user name: field to preface your euid with a unt\ as shown below.

 

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For tutorials for using Outlook and Outlook web visit UNT Messaging Systems site.

 

Access your network files (back to top)

Remote access to your files via the web can be accessed at vpn.unt.edu. Log in using your EUID and password and leave the Group set to General.

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Click Continue on the disclosure page. Once logged in you will see a list of menu opens on the left of the page labeled Home, Web Applications, Browse Networks, AnyConnect, Telnet/SSH Servers, VNC Connections and Terminal Servers. Click on Browse Networks.

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To the right of the menu you will see an Address bar. Make sure the drop down is set to cifs://. To access your network H: drive enter "cob-home/home/yourhomedirectory" in the Address Bar. Most home directories are in the form of First seven leters of last name + First letter of first name. For you "old-timers", your home directory is the same as your old Novell login name, last name only in most cases. If neither of these formats work for you please contact CoB Support for help. For example, using the first format, a user named John Doe would have a home directory named doej and their Address bar would look as follows

 

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Click the Browse button to the right of the Address bar and you will be prompted for a login using your EUID and password. Once logged on your home directory will be visible.

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To upload files from your current computer to your home directory click on the Upload File icon seen below.

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Access CoB Applications (via VMware View) (back to top)

Remote access to College of Business applications is provided by our VMware View virtual desktop system. You can connect to different "pools" of virtual machines, based on your needs and entitlements, from any internet connected computer. By default, all CoB faculty and staff are entitled to connect to the Fac-Staff VM Pool and the current Lab Pool (see screen shot below).

Windows users: To access the CoB virtual desktop system, you will need administrative access to the machine you intend to connect from.  Simply navigate to one of the following links to download the VMWare View client.

For 32-bit systems -VMware-viewclient-5.3.0-1042023
For 64-bit systems -VMware-viewclient-x86_64-5.3.0-1042023

  1. Run the downloaded .exe file to start the installarion.
  2. Follow the installation wizard to complete installation.
  3. When prompted to enter a connection server, enter https://cob-view.coba.unt.edu

 

Mac OS X users: Note that PRIOR to connecting to the CoB virtual desktop system for the first time, you MUST install the VMware View Client for Mac. These can be downloaded from the following links:

VMware View Client for Mac systems -VMware-Horizon-View-Client-2.0.0-1049726- Mac OS X users (Minimum Requirements MAC OS X  Snow Leopard (10.6.8), MAC OS X Lion (10.7), MAC OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) or newer 

When prompted to enter a connection server, enter https://cob-view.coba.unt.edu

Disclaimer: the RDP protocol is not available to Mac users due to security problems with Mac OS and VMware client.

 

To run the client simply double-click the VMware View Client desktop icon:

Set the Connection server to cob-view.coba.unt.edu and make sure the "Log in as current user" box is unchecked and click Connect.

 

Make sure you change the Domain to UNT for faculty/staff.

You should then see a selection dialog similar to the following:

 

By right clicking on the pool you have the ability to select the protocol used. The default protocol is PCoIP. This protocol allows for advanced video and sound streaming. Files can be shared over PCoIP using USB devices. Local drives (c:\) will not be visible.

 

Select the appropriate pool for your current needs (you may only see one or two pools, depending on your entitlement).  We suggest you change the Display: to Window so you can more easily get back to your home/local machine.  Click Connect and the View Client will then open in a new window to the virutal machine.

When finished with your session, simply close the View Client window.

Disclaimer: Do not use them for time sensitive or last minute projects. Also, the Lab Desktops machines are not persistent. This means anything you store on them will be gone the next time you use a machine. Please use other sources of storage for your files.

To Connect VMware to a USB storage device

  1. Make sure your USB device is plugged in.
  2. Click on Connect USB Device at the top of the VMware window.
  3. Select your USB device from the list.

 


Disclaimer: The machines are not persistent. This means anything you store on them will be gone the next time you use a machine. Please use other sources of storage for your files.