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​Academic Remote Desktop Server​

A Windows Server 2008 based Remote Desktop Server is available, and allows users to access many of the programs found in the Engineering labs on your home computer.

NOTE: To log in to you must enter your username as ACCOUNTS\accountname. The first time you log in, the system may default to your SEAS account. Instead, choose "Use another account" and type ACCOUNTS\ followed by your WUSTL Key username.

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Please be aware that graphics do not transmit quickly over the network. Graphics intensive programs such as Photoshop, Solid Edge and IronCAD will not work well through the terminal server.


To connect to the remote computer, start the Remote Desktop Connection Wizard. Remote Desktop Connection is installed by default on Windows.

To start the Remote Desktop Connection select Start, Run, and enter mstsc.


Search for Microsoft Remote Desktop in the App Store.


Due to the diversity of Linux distributions available, it is not possible to give a blanket recommendation. Som users have had success with rdesktop. If you need help, please email with your distribution and any other relevant information, and we'll attempt to help as best we can.


The name of the server is If you encounter a need for software that hasn't been installed on oasis, please email

Please be aware that oasis uses a different user profile from the lab machines. This means that any files you save to your desktop will not be accessible from anywhere else. Please save all your files in your home directory, and they will be accessible anywhere.

After pressing Connect and agreeing to the usage warning, you will be presented with a login screen. Be sure to use ACCOUNTS\ before your WUSTL Key username.


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