Although Windows 10 has a built-in RDP client (Remote Desktop Connection), the free MobaXterm program conveniently combines ssh tunneling and and RDP client. Please download and install the MobaXterm program here (download the Installer edition, unpack the .zip archive and double-click the .msi file). The following instructions are based on MobaXterm v12.4, but should be similar for other versions.
Remote host, enter the bach server name you want to connect to (e.g., bach1.strw.leidenuniv.nl), and enter your Leiden Observatory username. In general, leave any other settings on their default.
Advanced Rdp settings tab, and set the
Display size to anything else than Fit to terminal resolution (e.g., 1920×1080) and un-check
Autoscale. Note that a different display size leads to a different session being started.
Network settings tab and mark the box
Connect through SSH gateway. In the
Gateway SSH server box enter the same bach server name (e.g., bach1.strw.leidenuniv.nl), and as
User enter your Leiden Observatory username.
OK to save and start your new session. This brings forward a login box that asks for your Leiden Observatory password. Enter it and click
OK. Starting the session opens either a new Linux desktop session on the selected server , or reconnects to an already running session. Any subsequent uses of MobaXterm allows you to select the saved session from the vertical
Sessions tab or the
If your password was entered wrong, or you pressed
Cancel, the partially initiated session proceeds to a new screen where you can re-enter your password or you can confirm the cancellation of the session.