Printing

You must have a CSE Windows domain account to print to CSE printers via Windows. Not everyone can print to any printer. UGRADS can only print to select printers in UGRAD areas

Install printers via Windows Add Printer Wizard

If you are more familiar with adding printers using the Windows Add Printer Wizard then you can follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Start-> Devices and Printers
  2. Click the Add a printer button in the upper left
  3. Select the Add a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer option.
  4. If shown, click The printer that I want isn't listed option near the bottom.
  5. Select the radio button labeled Select a shared printer by name.
  6. In the printer box, enter in \\rps.cs.washington.edu\ and a list of printers should be shown, elect the one you want.
  7. If you are prompted for credentials, enter your username in the form of domain\username (ex: CSENETID\bob or CSENETID.cs.washington.edu\bob if you are not on the domain) and password. You may also wish to check the Remember my credentials box to avoid having to enter your password each time you reboot and want to print. ENTER to proceed.
  8. There may be a popup asking if you trust this printer. Click the Install driver button.
  9. Continue through the final steps of the Add Printer Wizard

Install printers via Windows Explorer

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. In the location bar, type in the server to connect to:
    • \\rps.cs.washington.edu and press ENTER
  3. If you are prompted for credentials, enter your username in the form of domain\username (ex: CSENETID\bob , or CSENETID.cs.washington.edu\bob if you are not on the domain) and password. You may also wish to check the Remember my credentials box to avoid having to enter your password each time you reboot and want to print. OK to proceed.
  4. The explorer window populated with printers to be displayed. Right Click the printer you wish to add and select Connect....
  5. There may be a popup asking if you trust this printer. Click the Install driver button.

Windows 8/10 users will want to follow these instructions to properly set up printers.

Network File Access

Under the "O:" (pronounced "oh drive") on a domain Windows workstation, you can access shared files, folders, and directories that reside on a wide variety of CSE file servers. This includes, for example, project, web and course directories.

Mapping Your Home Directory

Your home directory is automatically mounted for CSE domain joined machines, on the "Z:" (pronounced "zee drive"). For mapping a Home Directory via Windows Map Network Drive on a personal machine:

  1. Determine which server your home directory resides on (e.g. cash, cube, companion, etc., etc.)
  2. Click on the Windows START menu
  3. Right-Click on Computer, then select Map network drive...
  4. Select the Drive letter you want assigned to the share. You can choose any available letter.
  5. In the Folder text box, put your home directory path:
    • \\<home_directory_server_name>.cs.washington.edu\<username>
  6. Click Finish.

Mapping a Project Directory

For mapping a Research Project Directory via Windows Map Network Drive:

  1. Click on the Windows START menu
  2. Right-Click on Computer, then select Map network drive...
  3. Select the Drive letter you want assigned to the share. You can choose any available letter.
  4. In the Folder text box, put \\csenetid.cs.washington.edu\cs\unix\projects\<project name>
  5. Click Finish.

High-Level File System Structure

The following table shows the topmost directory structure of remotely-accessible directories in the department.

Dfs path prefix        Comment
O:\nt                  Restricted CSE IT resources

O:\unix\projects       Same as /projects, research UNIX
       \homes\         Special group home directories (cubist/grail/network/sys)

O:\cse                 Like /cse, research UNIX
O:\sources             Like /sources, research UNIX

Remote Access

We provide ways that you can telecommute and use CSE resources and software. If your destination is Unix, we offer several packages for connecting, including: SSH and Ming for X support. If your destination is Windows, Remote Desktop is the current (and only) supported method.

Accessing Remote Windows Machines

  1. Before being able to access windows machines with Remote Desktop, you must install the Husky OnNet Package. Husky OnNet is a downloadable application (intended for use on home computers and personal mobile devices) that allows users to remotely access resources that normally require on-campus connections. Detailed Husky OnNet (a.k.a. VPN) service information and instructions can be found on the UW IT Connect pages, or you may choose to proceed directly to the OnNet download page (requires UW NetID). Once downloaded and installed the Husky OnNet service must be started, look for an application called “Big IP Edge Client” (which also requires UW NetID). After authenticating, it will direct traffic to on-campus machines through Husky OnNet (traffic to other destinations will be unaffected). NOTE: DO NOT INSTALL HUSKY ON NET ON ANY DEPT. MACHINES
  2. Click on the Windows START menu
  3. Go to All Programs then Accessories, then select Remote Desktop Connection
  4. Under Computer, enter the name of the computer you wish to connect to then click Connect.
  5. Enter your username in the form of domain\username (ex: CSENETID\bob) and password, then hit ENTER.
  • NOTE: If you are not connecting from a machine joined to a CSE Windows domain (ex: a personal laptop), the target computer name will be of the form <hostname>.cs.washington.edu.

These machines are available for remote access:

  • CSE Windows Virtual Lab (anyone can use) - Each machine has a near identical software config to that of the Windows Instructional Lab Workstations in the Allen Center, and you will have admin rights.
  • CSE Research Windows Terminal Server (no ugrads) - aqua.cs.washington.edu is a large terminal server dedicated to research users only, you will not have admin rights.
  • Faculty/staff/grads can also use remote desktop to their own machines located in the CSE building.
  • In special cases, labs are set up for remote usage for PMP students.

Accessing Remote Linux Machines

Remote access for Linux machines from Windows is available using PuTTy or a combination of PuTTY and Xming (for X Window support). On Support administered Windows machines, these programs as well as additional shortcuts can be found in the Start Menu under "All Programs"-> "UNIX Connectivity".

  1. Run PuTTY
  2. Under Computer, enter the name of the Linux computer you wish to connect to.
  3. (Optional X support) In the left pane, find the Connection-> SSH-> X11 submenu and select it. In the right pane, check the box marked Enable X11 forwarding.
  4. Click the Open button.
  5. A new window will open. At the login as: prompt, enter your username (do NOT include your Windows domain) and hit ENTER.
  6. Enter your CSE Web/Linux password when prompted (which could be different from your Windows password) and hit ENTER.
  7. (Optional X support) Run Xming. You will likely want to run it with the -multiwindow switch to prevent it from running fullscreen and allow for multiple X windows at once.

These machines are available for remote access:

Using WinSCP to access CSE Linux Fileservers remotely

  1. Download the WinSCP Installation package here: http://winscp.net/eng/download.php
  2. Run the installer, "Typical Installation" is fine. "Commander interface" vs "Explorer interface" is up to you. Both work well and have descriptions in the installer.
  3. Launch WinSCP.
  4. Enter the remote server you would like to connect to (for example: barb.cs.washington.edu), and your CSE Linux username and password. Click Login.

Once connected, consider changing these preferences (Options-> Preferences):

  • Open files using your computer's program defaults: Environment-> Panels-> Double-click pane-> Set the drop down to 'open' instead of 'edit' (http://winscp.net/eng/docs/ui_pref_panels#double-click).
  • Switch to Windows Explorer look and feel: Environment-> Interface-> Select "Explorer".
  • Save a session and create a shortcut on your desktop:
    1. Connect to a server via WinSCP
    2. Save your session: Session-> "Save Session"
    3. Once saved, close WinSCP and restart it.
    4. Select the saved session from the list in the WinSCP login window, then select "Shell icon..."-> "Desktop Icon"

Software

We install a user-customizable set of popular applications on Windows machines deployed to Faculty, Staff, and Grad Students. There is a huge set of applications on the instructional systems. There is also a large collection of Microsoft software available to all faculty and students via the MSDNAA program. MS Office is licensed for machines in labs and offices. Students may purchase MS-Office for personal machines at special pricing.

Since we do not install or support all the software that might be of interest to people, users are generally given local administrator privileges on Windows desktops and you may install other packages you like (provided you are legally entitled to do so!)