DSV has a special Microsoft Windows Terminal Server named ts.dsv.su.se. You can connect to it from a PC running Microsoft Windows, Linux or macOS as the operating system. You will then get access to a graphical Microsoft Windows environment on the server which corresponds to Microsoft Windows XP on a PC. This may be convenient when:

  • the Microsoft Windows software you want to use is not installed on a lab PC but is found on the Terminal Server
  • you are normally using a portable PC of your own and want to use the Microsoft Windows environment at DSV
  • you are at home with an Internet connection and want to use the Microsoft Windows environment at DSV
  • you don't have Microsoft Windows on your PC but instead e.g. GNU/Linux or MacOS X


By default the operating system Microsoft Windows  has a Terminal Server client installed called "Remote Desktop Connection". If you have a version of Microsoft Windows lacking the client  it is possible to fetch the Terminal Server client from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/. Look at "Server Applications".

Users of the operating system Linux can also access our Windows Terminal Server. The program to use is called "rdesktop" and you can get it from http://www.rdesktop.org/. rdesktop is installed on all PCs with Linux in the computer lab rooms at DSV. You can start rdesktop with the shell command "rdesktop". It will automatically choose ts.dsv.su.se as server. If you want to enlarge the window you can for example add the option "-g 80%".

Users of the operating system Mac OS X can fetch a stable client from Microsoft here.


Logon to the Windows Terminal Server ts.dsv.su.se using your university account as universityusername@SU.SE. Note SU.SE in upper case. You will then have access to your files on the Microsoft Windows file server "goofy2", and the file server "oberon" if you choose to connect to it.