Improved experience for Engineering students using ITS Sites computers

CAEN has worked with ITS on changes to ITS Sites lab computers that provide an experience more consistent with what Engineering students see in CAEN Labs. Improvements include:

  • Mounting of CAEN Windows home directories
  • Desktop and Documents folders that follow students and are linked to their CAEN Windows home directory
  • Ability to launch Engineering applications
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Windows Remote Desktop Service upgraded for faster graphics

The CAEN Windows Remote Desktop Service has been upgraded to support virtualized GPUs (graphics processing units). This enables software applications that are graphically intensive (e.g. CAD, 3D Visualization…) to run faster by making use of graphics hardware located on the server.

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