How to Logon with Remote Desktop Protocol from Windows and OS X.
The primary use of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is to facilitate an easy and secure connection between two computers over a network. This feature is included in most of the editions of Windows. Download for Mac.
VPN connection is a pre-requisite for off campus connection.
You can find the Windows and Mac installers for VPN here:
For help accessing the VPN, please review this tutorial: https://iastate.service-now.com/isu?id=kb_article_view&sysparm_article=KB0011105&sys_kb_id=b45109171ba8d590ecc3fe6e034bcba0&spa=1
The following information will guide you to connect and login to a remote machine using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) also known as Terminal Server Connection.
Step 1: Press "Win+R" and type "mstsc" and hit "OK"
Step 2: Fill the host name (my host name is laswin01.las.iastate.edu) and hit connect.
Step 3: To log out
To log out click in your account and select "sign out". If you don't want to kill your job and still be logon in the server then just press "x".
How to Use Process Monitor
To Use Task manager
You can login to task manager through Run Command.
1) Press "Win+R"
2) Type "tskmgr"
3) Click OK.
When you are already in Remote Desktop, right-click the taskbar and choose "Task Manager" option.
Understand the Processing
Click on Performance and you will get the CPU Usage graph. To understand how the cores in the processor are being utilized and to get better picture of how your application is performing, break the graph up into logical processors.
Right-click on the graph, hover over "change graph to" and select "Logical processors"
Now, you’ll see a graph for each of your logical processors. You may see more or less depending on the number of logical cores in the machine.
Even though, I have more cores, my program is running in only one core, because of the way the program is written. The core utilized by my program is shown in red box.
How to Kill a Job
On the top menu bar click on "Details". To kill a job. right-click the job you want to end and select "End Task".
How to see who else is logged on
Click on "Users" on the top menu bar and it shows the information about other users sharing the machine.