WinSun Terminals at UD
- Introduction to WinSun terminals
- Using WinSun terminals
- Smart cards
- Starting a WinSun terminal session
- USB mass storage devices
- Ending a WinSun terminal session
The WinSun terminals are special Sun Ray terminals used to connect to a Microsoft Windows server. WinSun terminals are located in Smith Hall, Student Centers (SC), Christiana Commons and Dickinson computing sites.
- Smith Hall and Student
The WinSun "express" terminals in Smith Hall provide an excellent working environment for Windows applications for creating, editing and printing your documents using a USB key to access your files. All Microsoft Office applications are available in addition to web browsing, reading mail and using ssh to connect to Copland and/or Strauss.
The WinSun "SC express" terminals in the Trabant and Perkins Student Centers provide an excellent working environment for Windows applications when you are ready to print your final version of your documents using a USB key to access your files. Only the Microsoft Office application viewers, web browsing, and reading email are available on these terminals.
- Christiana Commons and
The WinSun terminals in Christiana Commons and Dickinson provide an excellent working environment for Windows applications for creating, editing and printing your documents using a USB key to access your files. All Microsoft Office applications, SPSS and Maple 10 are available in addition to web browsing, reading mail and ssh to connect to Copland and/or Strauss.
As a WinSun user, you start a session by selecting an application from the standard welcome kiosk panel by clicking one of the three buttons: MS Windows, Help or Restart. The welcome kiosk panel is displayed and controlled by the Sun Ray server. Selecting the MS Windows button starts a terminal service connection to the Windows server. The Help and Restart buttons run applications on the Sun Ray server to display a Firefox help web page and refresh the welcome kiosk panel.
Sun Ray smart cards are not available for use on WinSun terminals.
- Find a WinSun terminal with
the standard welcome kiosk
panel displayed on the screen:
- Smith Hall welcome
- Student Center welcome
The welcome message will refer to one of the Student Center Express terminals (Trabant1 or Perkins1).
- Christiana Commons
welcome kiosk panel
- Dickinson welcome kiosk
- No welcome kiosk panel
You might see an unoccupied WinSun terminal without a standard welcome kiosk panel. It could be in a MS Windows desktop or a Browser window.
This occurs when the terminal's previous user leaves the WinSun terminal after selecting the button MS Windows or Help. If the user doesn't return within a reasonable time, you may end the current WinSun terminal session. For details, see Ending a WinSun Terminal Session
- Smith Hall welcome kiosk panel
- Select an application by
clicking one of the three
This will bring up the MS Windows desktop.
This will display help about using the WinSun Express terminal.
This will refresh the standard welcome kiosk panel.
USB keys are convenient personal-storage devices with capacities ranging to many gigabytes. They may store files created on PCs, Macs, and UNIX/Linux systems and be used on the WinSun Express Terminals. The USB keys should be formatted for use on a PC, which is how they are sold by vendors.
Insert the USB key into the cord attached to the WinSun Express terminal. Select the button MS Windows. On the MS Windows desktop, double-click the icon My Computer and listed under Other, you should see USB on Remote Desktop.
You will notice two folders (or more depending on the type of USB key). One will always be disk# and the other will be the volume name. Simply double-click on disk# to open your USB key. The files and folders on your USB key will be displayed:
Before you unplug your USB key, make sure to log off the Windows desktop to make sure all the files are closed properly then unplug your USB key.
To use audio on the WinSun terminals, you need to plug in a headphone set. If you have no sound, the volume is turned off. There are three volume-control keys in the upper-right part of the keyboard. From left to right are a mute (toggle) key, decrease-volume key, and an increase-volume key.
Remember that only one audio application can be used at a time. Audio and video used in Sakai@UD works best using IE (Internet Explorer).
If you print your file, it will be sent to the print release station. The monitors attached to these stations list the print jobs currently waiting to be printed. When you go to the station to claim your print job (have it printed), you can confirm the print job you want and delete duplicate print requests (if applicable). If you have questions about how to use a Print Release Station, consult a site assistant.
- Smith Hall
Look for the computer name winsun1 and the user as express1 ... express15. This is the WinSun Express terminal number on your standard welcome kiosk panel (Express1 ... Express15) and also appears as the name you are logged into on MS Windows.
- Student Centers
Look for the user name trabant1 if you are in the Trabant Student Center or perkins1 if you are in the Perkins Student Center. This is the WinSun terminal number on your standard welcome kiosk panel (Trabant1 or Perkins1) and it also appears as the name you are logged into on MS Windows.
- Christiana Commons
Look for the computer name winsun2 and the user as commons1 ... commons18. This is the WinSun terminal number on your standard welcome kiosk panel (Commons1 ... Commons18) and also appears as the name you are logged into on MS Windows.
Look for the user name as dsonray1 ... dsonray16. This is the WinSun terminal number on your standard welcome kiosk panel (Dsonray1 ... Dsonray16) and also appears as the name you are logged into on MS Windows.
If you have selected MS Windows, click the Start button and select Log Off. The Log Off Windows confirm window will be displayed.
Select the Log Off button to confirm the log off.
You can also use the shortcut on the desktop Click here to Log Off windows to end your WinSun Express terminal session.
If you selected Help, click Close window at the top of the help page under the title "WinSun Terminals at UD."