Setting up PPS Hosted for Windows

This guide takes you through the setup of a Windows Remote Desktop connection for accessing Rushcliff's PPS Hosted Service on a Microsoft Windows PC. The screenshots are based on Windows 7, however, this process is identical in Windows 7, 8.1 and 10.

PLEASE NOTE: You may be required to update to the latest version of Windows Remote Desktop if you are on any version of Windows earlier than Windows 8.The guide for this can be found here.

Setting up the remote desktop icon

  1. In Microsoft Windows, navigate to your Start Menu > Programs > Accessories > Remote Desktop Connection.



  2. You will now see the remote desktop menu screen, click on the Options button in the bottom left to open up further fields.


  3. Now enter the PPS Online Server details that we have e-mailed to you in the "Computer" and "Username" fields (an example would be "rdp.ppshosted.com" with the user of rushcliff\pps.demo).
    Note: Please remember that your username will require "rushcliff\" to be defined before your username (for example "rushcliff\pps.user1)


  4. You will then need to click on 'Local Resources' tab and then the More button to show the 'Local Devices and Resources' screen below.


  5. Within here, make sure that all boxes are ticked on this screen and click OK so that you can access your local drives via PPS Hosted.



  6. You then need to navigate to the 'Advanced' tab and click on the Settings button. In here you need to select the RD Gateway server to gateway.ppshosted.com, unticked "Bypass RD Gateway server for local address" and then tick "Use my RD Gateway credentials for the remote computer" and click the OK button



  7. Once the above steps have been completed you can then navigate back to the first 'General' tab and then click on the Save As button and name the file ‘PPS Hosted’ or similar so that you know what is it and then choose to save it somewhere easily accessible such as your Windows desktop.


  8. If you then click on the Save button, this will save a link (example shown above) to your specified location, such as your Desktop.

  9. Once this has been saved, you can close down the screens you have open and double click the link you have created to connect to PPS Hosted.


  10. You can now enter your username and password that we have provided you with for the PPS Hosted Service and click on the OK button.

  11. Typically for "Demonstration" access you will type in the following details:

    Computer Address: rdp.ppshosted.com
    Gateway Address: gateway.ppshosted.com
    Username: rushcliff\PPS.Demo
    Password: PP5Dem0



  12. You can now log in to your PPS System.
Note: Ensure you are accessing your "Live Database". You can access the "Demo Database" for testing purposes by selecting this option on the login menu and using "System" and "Admin" as the username and password respectively.
This concludes the PPS Help Guide
 

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