Information for Windows users
Connecting to your workstation remotely
Remote Desktop access is available to windows workstions. By default access from outside the CL network is denied but can be enabled on request by mailing win-admin.
The client software for Macs can be dowloaded from Microsoft, for Linux clients the rdesktop program is available. Windows clients have a built-in application which can be run either via the Start menu or by typing mstsc at a command prompt.
Most newer machines are set to power down when not in use, before you can start a remote desktop session you will need to power your machine back on using Wake on Lan (WoL). This can be done via a web page http://www-dyns.cl.cam.ac.uk/cgi/raven/boot-mc.cgi and entering either the MAC address of the machine you wish to wake up or its name. If the name does not work then you need to register the name/MAC pair for WoL by mailing sys-admin.