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Falmouth Remote Desktops

Access to some Windows suite computers is now available remotely.

On this page you’ll find a list of available suites. Read the notes next to each suite to determine their purpose and who has access. Select Connect against the required suite and follow the instructions to remote onto a suite computer.

How do I log in?

An instructional guide with screenshots is available here.

  1. Select the suite accessible to your course in the table below
  2. This will take you to the suite where a list of available devices will appear, click Connect
  3. enter your university credentials, ensuring you type STUDENT\ before your username

Please ensure you visit the webpage each time you would like to use a computer. Computers listed on the webpage are automatically updated to show which ones are available to use. If you have previously downloaded a connection file and attempt to use it again, it might be in use by another student.

Performance quality of the suite machines will depend on the strength of your individual broadband connection.

Please note that remote access is unavailable every Monday between 4am and 5am for updates.

The current list of available suites and which courses have access is detailed below:

Suite Courses with access Actions
Animation - General Access 35
BA(Hons):
  • Animation & Visual Effects
MA:
  • Prosthetic Effects
Animation - Rendering Access 4
For use by Animation students for rendering ONLY. Please ensure you LOG OUT when your render is complete to ensure the device is available for others to use. You should undertake any other animation & VFX activity on the general access pool of machines above.
FTI – Remote Access 3
2nd and 3rd year students: Scottweave remote access
Games – General Access
Intel i5 / 16GB RAM / Nvidia GTX 1050Ti 75
BA & BSc(Hons):
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd years
MA & MSc students
Games – Masters & 3rd years
Intel i7 / 16GB RAM / SSD / Nvidia RTX 2080 or 2070 Super 37
3rd year and Masters students only
Newsroom (Falmouth Campus) 16
BA(Hons):
  • Architecture
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • English with Creative Writing
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Journalism and Communications
  • Journalism and Creative Writing
  • Sports Journalism
  • Sustainable Product Design
MA:
  • Architecture
  • Prof Writing

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I remotely access these computers using a Mac?

Yes, but you’ll first need visit the Mac App Store and open the Microsoft Remote Desktop app

I have a Windows 7 device, how do I connect using this?

We’ve collated a package of Microsoft Update files that you’ll need to download and install in the order indicated. You may find that some updates are already installed on your computer. If you’re prompted to reboot, please do so. Once complete, please try again to connect to one of our suites. Download update files

How long does a remote session last?

Your session will be active for six hours (twelve hours for Games suites). After this time you’ll be automatically disconnected, so please be sure to save your work. A reminder will appear two minutes before the end of your session.

If the remote computer is idle for 60 minutes, a two minute warning will appear and if no activity is detected your session will be terminated.

How do I end my session?

Click the Windows desktop icon (bottom-left corner), then the round user icon, and select Sign out.

What if there are no devices listed under the suite I need to access?

This means that all remote devices are in use, you’ll need to check back in a bit to see if any machines have become available.

Why can’t I login?

There’s a couple things to check:

  • Review the table above to check that the suite you are trying to connect to is available to your course
  • Check that you have entered your university credentials correctly, starting with STUDENT\ before your username