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UpgradeRemote Desktop to be Upgraded

Windows 7 has been the PC operating system at SHSU for over a year now. However, the remote server (remote.shsu.edu) continues to run on Windows XP. Well, that will soon change. The remote server will be upgraded to Windows 7 prior to the start of the fall semester.

For those that use the remote desktop connection, you may have noticed the differences in your profile when you log on to the remote server and when you log on to a campus machine. Those differences are caused by the remote server still running Windows XP. With Windows XP losing support from Microsoft very soon, it is time to make this upgrade.

Once the upgrade is complete you will notice that the remote desktop profile will look similar to your profile on a campus machine. The biggest change you will notice is that your shortcuts, desktop background, and network printers will now both be the same on a campus machine as well as on the remote desktop. Not only will your settings “roam” with you after the upgrade, but you will also have access to additional software. We are also looking to expand some of our software offerings on the new servers.

If you have any questions about this upgrade, please contact the Service Desk (4-HELP).


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