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Open the Start menu and type “Remote”, then click “Remote Desktop Connection”:




Press ”Show Options” on the bottom left:




Enter “” and your CCB user name under “Username”.

If you prefer not to type your password every time, tick the box “Allow me to save credentials”:




Press “Connect”. When prompted, enter your password and press “OK” or “Enter”:




For additional documentation, see:




If you have problems with RDP performance, there’s a few things you can change to make it faster.

On your remote desktop:

 - Turn off display compositing:

  • Applications > Settings > Window Manager Tweaks > Compositor > (Untick "Enable display compositing”)

 - Use a plain desktop wallpaper:

  • Applications > Settings > Desktop > Background > Style: > None



If you have a long-running job you need to monitor, or a rich environment with lots of open programs, it’s a pain to have to log out one day, log in the next and get everything set up just right. Thankfully, you don’t have to.

To suspend your session and leave everything as it is on the cluster for another time (up to a maximum of ten days), click the cross on the top right of the blue menu bar and then choose “OK” from the pop-up dialogue: