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Connection Details

To connect from Windows 10:

  1. WARNING: DO NOT connect from a public computer. ONLY continue with the steps below if you are using a personal or work computer.
  2. Make sure that you are connected to the Internet.
  3. Click the Start button then type "remote" and select Remote Desktop Connection
  4. Click Show Options if it is visible at the bottom of the window (otherwise it will say Hide Options
  5. Enter hosting.aviationsoftware.com.au as the computer to connect to.
  6. Go to Local Resources tab, and ensure Printers is checked in the Local Devices and Resouces box. This allows printing reports to your local printer.
  7. Click Connect
  8. Type the user name provided by Aviation Software
  9. Tick Remember my credentials.
  10. This will log you into the server and automatically startup the DFT application.
  11. To return to your desktop, select Start > Windows Security > Logoff.
  12. To connect in future, start mstsc and the connection will be in your recent list.

To connect from Windows 8:

  1. WARNING: DO NOT connect from a public computer. ONLY continue with the steps below if you are using a personal or work computer.
  2. Make sure that you are connected to the Internet.
  3. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search, or if you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Search.
  4. Enter mstsc in the search box, tapping or clicking Apps, and then tapping or clicking mstsc.
  5. Enter hosting.aviationsoftware.com.au as the remote PC to connect to.
  6. Go to Local Resources tab, and ensure Printers is checked in the Local Devices and Resouces box. This allows printing reports to your local printer.
  7. Click Connect
  8. Type the user name provided by Aviation Software
  9. Tick Remember my credentials.
  10. This will log you into the server and automatically startup the DFT application.
  11. To return to your desktop, select Start > Windows Security > Logoff.
  12. To connect in future, start mstsc and the connection will be in your recent list.

To connect from Windows Vista/7:

  1. WARNING: DO NOT connect from a public computer. ONLY continue with the steps below if you are using a personal or work computer.
  2. Make sure that you are connected to the Internet.
  3. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories and then click Remote Desktop Connection.
  4. Click Options.
  5. In the Computer list, type hosting.aviationsoftware.com.au.
  6. Type the user name provided by Aviation Software
  7. Tick Allow me to save credentials. If only the Always ask for credentials check box is displayed then:
    1. Select delete from the "You can edit or delete these credentials".
    2. Tick Allow me to save credentials.
  8. Go to Local Resources tab, and ensure Printers is checked in the Local Devices and Resouces box. This allows printing reports to your local printer.
  9. Click Save As
  10. Save to the Desktop and call it DFT Online -- this will create a desktop shortcut you can use to connect again in future.
  11. Click Connect
  12. In the Log On to Windows dialog box that appears, type the password provided by Aviation Software into the Password box, tick Remember my Credentials and then click OK.
  13. This will log you into the server and automatically startup the DFT application.
  14. To return to your desktop, select Start > Windows Security > Logoff.
  15. To connect in future, just double click on the DFT Online shortcut on the desktop created in step 9.

To connect from Windows XP:

  1. WARNING: DO NOT connect from a public computer. ONLY continue with the steps below if you are using a personal or work computer.
  2. Make sure that you are connected to the Internet.
  3. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories and then click Remote Desktop Connection.
  4. Click Options.
  5. In the Computer list, type hosting.aviationsoftware.com.au.
  6. Type the user name provided by Aviation Software
  7. Tick Allow me to save credentials. If only the Always ask for credentials check box is displayed then:
    1. Select delete from the "You can edit or delete these credentials".
    2. Tick Allow me to save credentials.
  8. Click the Local Resources tab > click Printers in the Local Devices box. This allows printing reports to your local printer.
  9. Click Save As
  10. Save to the Desktop and call it DFT Online -- this will create a desktop shortcut you can use to connect again in future.
  11. Click Connect
  12. In the Log On to Windows dialog box that appears, type the password provided by Aviation Software into the Password box, tick Remember my password and then click OK.
  13. This will log you into the server and automatically startup the DFT application.
  14. To return to your desktop, select Start > Windows Security > Logoff.
  15. To connect in future, just double click on the DFT Online shortcut on the desktop created in step 9.

To connect from an iPad:

  1. NOTE: These steps are ONLY for DFT administrators that require full access to all of DFT's features. If you only need to enter your flight hours then you can download the DFT app from the App Store here.
  2. Make sure that you are connected to the Internet.
  3. Ensure Microsoft Remote Deskop is installed (or another RDP client)
  4. Start RD Client app
  5. Tap + to create a new connection
  6. Tap Desktop
  7. Tap PC Name and enter hosting.aviationsoftware.com.au
  8. Tap Done
  9. Tap User Name > Add User Account
  10. Tap User Name and set to the user name provided by Aviation Software
  11. Tap Password and set to the password provided by Aviation Software
  12. Tap Save
  13. Tap Additional Options > Friendly Name and enter DFT Online
  14. Tap Done
  15. Tap < Desktop to display the desktop window.
  16. Tap Save You have completed the setup for Remote Desktop.
  17. Suggestion: Tap DFT Online at the top of the screen, and then tap the pencil icon at the top left, to display the mouse cursor on screen.
  18. To return to Microsoft Remove Desktop, select (from the bottom left-hand corner) Start > Windows Security > Logoff.
  19. To connect in future, just select DFT Online to automatically connect.

To connect from a Macintosh:

  1. Ensure that you are connected to the Internet.
  2. Ensure Remote Desktop Connection is installed.
  3. Start Remote Desktop Connection.
  4. Select File > New.
  5. Set Connection name to DFT Online (or whatever you prefer).
  6. Set PC name to hosting.aviationsoftware.com.au
  7. Set User name to the user name as provided by Aviation Software.
  8. Set Password to the password as provided by Aviation Software.
  9. Go to the Session tab and check Forward Printing Devices. This allows printing reports to your local printer.
  10. Close the window.
  11. Double click the DFT Online connection.
  12. This will log you into the server and automatically startup the DFT application.
  13. To return to your desktop, select Start > Windows Security > Logoff.
  14. To connect in future, start Microsoft Remote Desktop and double click on the DFT Online connection.

Service Details

  1. Service requires an Internet connection.
  2. Service uptime is 99.9%. Excludes application and server maintenance periods.
  3. Optional iPhone App requires an iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S or 5 running iOS 4.2 or higher. See here to determine which iPhone model you have.
  4. DFT upgrades and any other maintenance tasks are only performed between 2200 and 2400 on Tuesdays. Advanced notification is sent to all customers before any maintenance is performed.
  5. A Remote Desktop application is required. Applications are freely available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OSX and Linux.
  6. By request, your data can be retrieved and subsequently utilised by a local version of DFT.
  7. Existing pilot licences are transferable.
  8. Sessions are automatically logged off after an idle period of 30 minutes.
  9. Data backups are maintained on a redundant disk array and on a separate data backup storage device which is maintained hourly.
  10. 1 hour of technical support is provided per company. See here for further details regarding additional support costs.
  11. * Requires online services to synchronise data - see here for further details. Can be used in stand-alone mode without online services. Access available from a Windows or Macintosh machine.
  12. + Please note that the DFT Logbook module is currently unsupported.