Connecting to IMSS Windows Servers

Windows offers a number of methods to make connections to remote computers. Some of these methods are simpler than others and consistent across all versions of the Windows operating system family, while others can vary slightly depending on the version of Windows you are running. Our configuration guides outline the most common methods...

  • Start --> Run
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mapping a Drive

for the Windows operating system versions used at Caltech...

IMSS enforces the use of the NTLMv2 authentication protocol for connections to the IMSS Windows servers. Whichever version of Windows you are using, you must configure your machine to use the NTLMv2 protocol, otherwise your connection attempt to IMSS resources will appear to continuously ask for a username and password and you will be unable to connect.

If you are running Windows 95, 98, and ME, you must first configure your computer to logon to IMSS's Active Directory. If you have not already done so, please see the Logon from Windows 9x Computers to Active Directory guide.

If you have any questions about this, please contact the IMSS Help Desk at http://help.caltech.edu (request type IMSS-->Desktop Support-->Other) or x3500.