Both the Faculty of Environment (FOE) & Faculty of Biological Sciences (FBS) offer faculty members Remote Desktop Services, that are accessed via Remote Desktop Gateway (RDG).
Both fbsdesktop and foe-sterm/foe-rdsh were previously accessed either via the Pulse Virtual Private Network (VPN) or through an existing Terminal Services Gateway (TSG). That access was discontinued in January 2021 and all users must now connect through RDG. This ensures a secure, fast and reliable connection using the latest technology.
FBS Staff or faculty postgraduates have remote access available via the Windows Remote Desktop server (fbsdesktop).
FOE Staff or faculty postgraduates have remote access available via the Windows Remote Desktop servers: foe-sterm, foe-rdsh.
NB: In addition, these services can be used by Mac users who require access to a Windows desktop. The services provide access to network drives, generic software and some specialist software (licensing permitting).
Full details of how to configure your Remote Desktop Connection to use the new gateway can be found in this knowledge base article: Connecting to your University Windows computer from home using the Remote Desktop Gateway
When asked for the name of the remote computer:
If you are connecting and you already have a connection set up, you can edit it rather than creating a new one.
If you experience issues connecting, please contact the IT Service Desk using the “Something broken?” link here ensuring that you are logged in.