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CNC 24 Hour Lab

To connect to the CNC 24 Hour Lab server, you must have internet connection in one of the two following ways:

You Cannot Connect to the IU Secure

If you are on any other network (such as your home internet connection), you must establish a Virtual Private Network. Please see the IU Knowledge Base article on IU SSL VPN services for assistance.
Once you have connected, click on the link below. Upon opening the file, you will be asked for your IU/CAS credentials and then automatically connected to the 24 Hour server. If you save the file to your computer, you can open it and access the CNC 24 Hour server without revisting this page.

Open Remote Desktop

You can also access the 24 Hour server manually through the Remote Desktop application:

Windows 7 and Vista users:

To find the Remote Desktop Connect application:

Click the Windows or Start button
Click All Programs -> Accessories -> Remote Desktop Connection

To connect to the 24 Hour server:

For the remote computer name, type: cnc24hour2.ads.iu.edu and click Connect.
A pop-up will ask for your credentials:
For username, you must type "ADS\username," where "username" is your IUPUI username.
Enter your passwork and click Ok.
You may be asked once or twice to verify the idendity of the remote computer. Click Ok.

Windows 8 users:

To find the Remote Desktop Connect application:

Go to the Start screen, click the “All apps” arrow on the bottom-left for 8.1 users or right-click and select “All apps” for 8.0 users
Scroll right to find the Remote Desktop Connect icon under the Windows Accessories category.
You can also use the Windows 8 search feature and search for Remote Desktop Connect

To connect to the 24 Hour server:

Click the Show Options arrow at the bottom-left corner
Enter "cnc24hour2.ads.iu.edu" in the "Computer" field
For username, you must type "ADS\username," where "username" is your IUPUI username.
A pop-up will ask for your password. Enter it and click Ok.

Windows 10 users:

To find the Remote Desktop application:
Windows 10 users click the Windows button and click “All apps”.
Scroll down until you find the Windows Accessories Folder once that expands select Remote Desktop Connection.
You can also use the Windows 10 search feature and search for Remote Desktop Connection.

To connect to the 24 Hour server:

For the remote computer name, type: cnc24hour2.ads.iu.edu and click Connect.
A pop-up will ask for your credentials:
For username, you must type "ADS\username," where "username" is your IUPUI username.
Enter your passwork and click Ok.
You may be asked once or twice to verify the idendity of the remote computer. Click Ok.

Mac OS X users:

You must first download the "Microsoft Remote Desktop" application from the App Store. There are several such applications, but Microsoft's app is the only free one and is the one referenced below.

To connect to the 24 Hour server:

Launch the "Microsoft Remote Desktop" app.
Click "New" in the upper left corner.
For "Connection Name", you may enter any name you like.
For "PC Name", enter cnc24hour2.ads.iu.edu
The section for username and password can be entered here.
For username, you must type "ADS\username," where "username" is your IUPUI username.
For any problems, please email CNC at cnchelp@iupui.edu.

Remote Desktop is a feature on both Windows and Mac OSX computers that allows the user to access another computer right from their own PC. The CNC 24 Hour Lab server uses this feature to provide students enrolled in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI, with remote access to the engineering software, such as PTC Creo and MATLAB, 24 hours a day wherever there is internet access.

This service is partially supported by a MURI grant under Dr. Akay to make remote computing for undergraduate research more pervasive on campus. The 24 Hour server farm consists of 3 computers running Windows 2008 Server on a Sun X2200 server. Each server has two quad-core AMD64 processors, 16GB of RAM, and a 2Gbit Ethernet connection. Due to liscensing restrictions, the 24 Hour server cannot run some software.