Instructions for all the newest “gateway” Servers (2012)

.…including...
  • General Office Server
  • SAS Server
  • SPSS Server
  • (and more to be added later…)

Quick Start Approach (The least you need to know to get started.)

If you received a link to this page, it’s probably because of at least one of these reasons:

If you use “the Terminal Server” in order to remote in from home (or elsewhere), you need to start using the newer one (which is ts4.dopm.uab.edu) – instead of the older one (which is ts3.dopm.uab.edu)

You’ve been given access to additional software.

If you are at Medical Towers (or at HealthSmart) you can see and use that software by doing this:

1. Click here: https://dopm-rdgw-01.dopm-d1.dopm.uab.edu/RDWeb
2. Login in using your DOPM username and password (Domain = dopm-d1a).
For example, if your DOPM username = jsmith, login as dopm-d1a\jsmith



What they are

General Office Server (aka ts4) = what most folks will be using

General Office Server
aka:
  • ts4
  • ts4.dopm.uab.edu
  • "newest terminal server"
  • "newest general office server"
Server containing General Office programs.

This is the default one, and what most folks will be using.

It uses a 2012 Server (Windows 8) and contains:
  • 2013 Office Programs (such as Word 2013 and Excel 2013)
  • It also had Adobe Pro Version 11 (which lets users create PDFs)

This is analogous to the earlier Terminal Servers (ts.dopm.uab.edu and ts3.dopm.uab.edu) but with newer software and operating system.

SAS Server

SAS Server

aka: “SAS n Data”
It contains
  • Access 2013
  • Excel 2013
  • ODBC Data Sources
  • SAS 9.4
  • SAS Power and Sample Size 13.1
  • SQL Server 2014 Management
  • 7-Zip

SPSS Server

SPSS Server
Server containing SPSS software

Others

Others
Empact and RRSF and PTREC

(Others – To be added later)


Background

For basic background on what this is, see this more general page about remoting in


How to use it - overview

You have 3 methods below to choose from to connect to these.
(Of course you will first have to be in the correct permissions group.)

  • Method 3 is for use anywhere.  It's the "old school method" you are probably used to.
  • Method 1 and Method 2 are for use at DOPM (Medical Towers) or HealthSmart -- it should make your life easier

How to use it - details

On the domain (i.e., here at Medical Towers, or at HealthSmart) here is what to do.  (It should make life easier for you.)
You can do either of these methods:
1. Method 1 = “website” --- You immediately start using it on a website (this requires no set up at all)
2. Method 2 = “start menu” --- After you do a short set up process, the programs will behave as though they are actually on your computer

Instructions for both of these are just below.
So that is the new way and is the easiest way and it should make life easier for you.
With those you’re able to leverage the Remote Application Infrastructure that’s new with 2012 (that we have in place now).

In addition to that, there is still the old way (Method 3) that you can use to remote in if you are NOT at Medical Towers or HealthSmart
Instructions for that are far below.  But you should use Method 1 or Method 2 when you are in Medical Towers or HealthSmart.

Method 1 =
Website

only works at Medical Towers or Healthsmart
1. Go here: https://dopm-rdgw-01.dopm-d1.dopm.uab.edu/RDWeb
2. Login in using your DOPM username and password
  • (Domain = dopm-d1a)
  • For example, if your DOPM username = jsmith, login as dopm-d1a\jsmith
3. And the name of the server (and/or the General Office programs you have access to) will appear as your choices.

NOTE: If you are using your desktop, you can say “Private computer” so that it will keep the credentials

Not currently an option

Method 2 =
Start Menu

only works at Medical Towers or Healthsmart

At one point, there was a way to make remote programs/servers appear in your start menu, as though they were on your local computer.
That however is not an option currently due to certificate issues.

So you cannot do this Method.  However Method 1 above still works and is almost as seamless.


Method 3 =
Old School “Remote In”

works anywhere

The rest of the below is about Method 3 (Old School “Remote In” ) ---

which is the method you will need to use if you aren’t in Medical Towers or HealthSmart

=== There is no need to read any of the below unless you are using that Method ====



Method 3 =Old School “Remote In”

Names of Computers (and link to VPN info):

  Use this for the
computer name
if you are on campus
Use this for the computer name anywhere.
NOTE: If you’re off campus you’ll need VPN software
For instructions about VPN, click here.

General Office

ts4.dopm.uab.edu
or   138.26.163.70
or   DOPM-RDSH-01
ts4.dopm.uab.edu
or   138.26.163.70
or   DOPM-RDSH-01.dopm-d1.dopm.uab.edu

SAS

sas.dopm.uab.edu
or   sas3.dopm.uab.edu
or   DOPM-RDSH-02
or   138.26.163.116
sas.dopm.uab.edu
or   sas3.dopm.uab.edu
or   DOPM-RDSH-02.dopm-d1.dopm.uab.edu
or   138.26.163.116

SPSS

138.26.163.236 138.26.163.236

RRSF

DOPM-RDSH-04
or   138.26.163.120

138.26.163.120

Empact

DOPM-RDSH-05
or   138.26.163.101
DOPM-RDSH-05.dopm-d1.dopm.uab.edu
or   138.26.163.101

PTREC

dom-lt.dopm.uab.edu
138.26.162.19

dom-lt.dopm.uab.edu
138.26.162.19



How to do it....

Either be on campus or have VPN on/connected, and then...

...for Windows Users


  1. click [Start] or the Microsoft Globe icon on lower left corner
  2. click [All Program]
  3. click [Accessories]
  4. click [Remote Desktop Connection]
  5. Next to computer, type the computer name you want to log into (see table above)
    • click [connect]
    • Username is dopm-d1a\your-DOPM-username
    • Password is your-DOPM-password

Do your work  -- (When done, logoff)

...for Mac Users


IMPORTANT: You will need the most recent version of Microsoft Remote Desktop.
If you don’t have that, you will likely get a “Remote Desktop Connection cannot verify the identity of the computer that you want to connect to” message and you will need to get updated software.
To get this updated software, go here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id715768417?mt=12&ls=1

And Rich (dopmHelp@uabmc.edu or 205-934-7662) can assist you if needed.

  1. click on [Finder] on lower left
  2. click on [Applications]
  3. (Optional: Sort alphabetically – for convenience)
  4. click on [Remote Connection]
  5. Next to computer, type the computer name you want to log into (see table above)
    • click [connect]
    • Username is dopm-d1a\your-DOPM-username
    • Password is your-DOPM-password
Do your work  -- (When done, “logoff”)



Windows 8.1 tutorial

These servers use Windows 8.1.
If you are not familiar with that operating System, here is a good 5-minute video to introduce you to it:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwsOcIF2aDk

How to change your DOPM password on this

In the remote desktop session <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<End> and you get this…
change password …. pick “Change a password”

On a macbook:  Hold down control alt, Then hold ‘fn’ (function key)...Then press the delete key.

How to get there easier (create shortcut)

Click for instructions


How to get Outlook set up on this

Click for instructions -- use the "Windows 8" tab instructions


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