CCO Net Connection Guide

The Canadian Cadet Organizations Network (CCO Net) is the Protected A internal network used by the adult staff of the Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Group (CJCR Gp). Most of the key services and applications (e.g. Fortress, Corps and Squadron Activity Request (CSAR) and other applications) reside on this network. To connect to CCO Net, you must be an adult staff member of the CJCR Gp and you must have completed, signed and submitted a CCO Net Access Control Form. You will receive your login credentials shortly thereafter. CCO Net is not required to access tools that are already available from open Internet such as Defence Learning Network (DLN), Cadet365 (office.com) or any and all video teleconferencing tools (e.g. MS Teams, WebEx, Go to Meeting, Zoom). 

Your CCO Net user name is your CCO email. In most of the case this email will be your first name, a dot and then you last name following by @cadets.gc.ca, for example, the CCO Net user name of Captain Joe Bloggins, would be joe.bloggins@cadets.gc.ca. Your password will be communicated to you. If you require assistance connecting to CCO Net, contact the Information Technology Service Management Centre Service Desk at (Email) IT@Cadets.gc.ca or (Toll Free) 1-855-252-8082.

Once you have your login credentials, you have several options for accessing CCO Net. You can use a CCO Net laptop or a personal device by following the instructions on this page. Click on a device/format to view its instructions.


CCO Net Computer

Instructions:

Step 1: 

After starting your computer, click on the "Network sign in" icon located in the bottom right corner of your screen.

Step 2:

To use Wi-Fi, select the desired network and type the Wi-Fi password (if prompted).

Step 3

The VPN client will pop up. If required, change the group to Primary or Secondary. The Primary group should always be selected first, if you have a connection problem then try the Secondary group.

Step 4

In the "Cisco AnyConnect" window, enter your CCO username and password then click OK.

Step 5

Read the disclaimer and click on "Accept".

 

 

 

Step 6

In the Windows login screen, re-enter your username, password and press the Enter key or click on the arrow button.

 

 

Personal Computer (Windows) via Remote Desktop (Application)

Connecting to CCO Net using a personal computer requires the use of Remote Desktop. These instructions are for the Windows Application version of Remote Desktop.

Step 1:

Press the Windows Key or click on the Windows Start Menu. Type mstsc.exe into the command bar and press enter. This will start the Remote Desktop application.

Step 2:

Click on "Show Options" to expand the window and display additional options.

Step 3:

Click on the "Advanced" tab.

Step 4:

Under "Connect from anywhere", click on "Settings".

Step 5

Select "Use these RD gateway server settings" option and enter sra.cadets.forces.gc.ca in the "Server name" text field. Make sure that "Bypass RD gateway server for local addresses" is checked and then click "OK".

Step 6

Click "Hide Options".

Note: Steps 2 through 6 are only required to set up Remote Desktop the first time you use it. Once your Remote Desktop application is set up, you can skip these steps for subsequent connections.

Step 7

In the "Computer" text field, enter sra.cadets.forces.gc.ca and click "Connect".

Step 8

Enter your CCO Net user name (e.g. joe.bloggins@cadets.gc.ca) and password when prompted. A Remote Desktop session will load in the window. Please be patient as this process may take up to a few minutes.

Notes

Remote Desktop is available to CCO Net users in order to enable them to access CCO Net Resources such as: Fortress, Corps and Squadron Activity Request (CSAR) and other applications.

Remote Desktop should NOT be used to access tools that are already available from open Internet such as the Defence Learning Network (DLN), Cadet365 (office.com) or any and all video teleconferencing tools (e.g. MS Teams, WebEx, Go to Meeting, Zoom). Using such applications through Remote Desktop will drastically affect the performance of the system and reduce the overall speed of your experience.

Folder redirection from personal computers has been disabled permanently to meet National Defence and Government of Canada security standards. Users needing to move files from their personal computers to their Canadian Cadet Organizations (CCO) Shared Drive will have to use email. Keep in mind that CCO email attachments are limited to 20MB including the text of the email itself.

Personal Computer (Windows) via Remote Desktop (Web Browser)

Connecting to CCO Net using a personal computer requires the use of Remote Desktop. These instructions are for the version of Remote Desktop that is accessed directly from your web browser.

Step 1

Using any modern browser, visit: sra.cadets.forces.gc.ca.

Step 2

Enter your username (e.g. joe.bloggins@cadets.gc.ca) and your password, then click on "Sign in".

Step 3

Click on an application to open it.

Notes

Remote Desktop is available to CCO Net users in order to enable them to access CCO Net Resources such as: Fortress, Corps and Squadron Activity Request (CSAR) and other applications.

Remote Desktop should NOT be used to access tools that are already available from open Internet such as the Defence Learning Network (DLN), Cadet365 (office.com) or any and all video teleconferencing tools (e.g. MS Teams, WebEx, Go to Meeting, Zoom). Using such applications through Remote Desktop will drastically affect the performance of the system and reduce the overall speed of your experience.

Folder redirection from personal computers has been disabled permanently to meet National Defence and Government of Canada security standards. Users needing to move files from their personal computers to their Canadian Cadet Organizations (CCO) Shared Drive will have to use email. Keep in mind that CCO email attachments are limited to 20MB including the text of the email itself.

Android

Step 1

From the Play store of your Android mobile, download the "Remote Desktop" by Microsoft Corporation application.

Step 2

In the "Home" screen, select "Gateways" then click on the "+" icon.

Step 3

In the "Add Gateway" screen, enter "CCONetGateway" under "Server name" then click on "Save".

Step 4

In the "Home" screen, select "User Accounts" then click on the "+" icon.

Step 5

In the "Add user account" screen, enter your user name (e.g. joe.bloggins@cadets.gc.ca) under "User name" and your password under "Password", then click on "Save".

Step 6

In the "Home" screen, select "Gateways" then click on "CCONetGateway".

Step 7

In the "Edit gateway" screen, enter "sra.cadets.forces.gc.ca" under "Server name", select "Use desktop user account", under "User account", then click on "Save".

Step 8

In the "Home" screen, select "Display" and then log in.

iPhone / iPad

Step 1

In the App Store on your Apple device, download the "Microsoft Remote Desktop" application.

Step 2

Start the application, then click on "..." (the three dots) located in the upper left corner of your screen.

Step 3

Click on "Settings".

Step 4

In the "Add a gateway" screen, enter "sra.cadets.forces.gc.ca" under "Gateway name" then click on "Save".

Step 5

Click on the "+" icon located in the upper right corner of your screen.

Step 6

Click on "Add a PC".

Step 7

Name the PC "sra.cadets.forces.gc.ca".

Step 8

Give it an appropriate name, for example: "CCO Net".

Step 9

Select the "sra.cadets.forces.gc.ca" gateway.

Step 10

Click on "Save" located in the upper right corner of your screen.

Step 11

Click on the created PC (named "CCO Net" in this example).

Step 12

Enter your username under "user name" (e.g. joe.bloggins@cadets.gc.ca) and your password under "Password".

Mac

Step 1

From the App Store of your Apple computer, download the "Microsoft Remote Desktop" application.

Step 2

Open the application, select "Add a PC" then under "User Accounts" select "Add a new account".

Step 3

Enter your username (e.g. joe.bloggins@cadets.gc.ca) under "Username", your password under "Password", give it a friendly name, for example: "CCO Net", under "Friendly name" and click on "Add".

Step 4

Click on "Gateways".

Step 5

Enter "sra.cadets.forces.gc.ca" under "Gateway name", "CCO Net" under "Friendly name", select "Use PC User Account" as "User account", then click on "Add".

Step 6

Click on "Add PC".

Step 7

Enter "sra.cadets.forces.gc.ca" under "PC name" and select "CCO Net" under "User account".

Step 8

Enter "CCO Net" under "Friendly name" and select "Saved PCs" under "Group".

Step 9

Select "CCO Net" as "Gateway" then click on "Add".

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