Students and staff can access school systems remotely in two ways:
Remote Desktop (also known as Terminal Services) allows you to access Leek High’s computer system as if you were sitting at a computer inside the school, you get access to the software on the main system, printers, and your files. Settings for Windows 7, 8 and 10, Mac OS, and Linux can be found below.
These instructions use the built in RDP client in Windows 7, 8 & 10.
Some school and library firewalls may block the above methods, choosing the link below and prepending your username with “leek\” for the first password prompt only may help you connect.
A client for Mac from Microsoft is on the Apple App Store: microsoft-remote-desktop
Once a client has been installed launch it and enter one of the addresses below, either should work:
We have limited experience using Linux as a desktop at Leek High, however you can find information and downloads from the rdesktop home page. You should then be able to use the settings below to connect to our system.
If you are setting up a connection manually to Leek High’s system you will need the following DNS or IP address:
We have had success while using UBUNTU Linux (Lucid, Precise, Trusty and Xenial have been tested)
In a terminal (these commands can be copy and pasted):
sudo apt-get install rdesktop
(You may already have it installed)
Then to launch it from a terminal:
rdesktop -f -k en-gb -a16 cache.leekhigh.staffs.sch.uk