How do I use Remote Desktop on my Windows computer to connect to a campus computer?

If you are off-campus, and you need to connect to an on-campus computer, you can use Remote Desktop. (Note that this is normally locked down, so these instructions will not work for you unless you have talked specifically with someone in L&IT Tech Support to make sure you have access). 

1. Connect to the VPN. If you have not installed or configured the VPN, you can follow these instructions.  Once you're connected to the VPN:

2. On your local Windows 10 PC: In the search box on the taskbar, type Remote Desktop Connection

3. Select Remote Desktop Connection.

4. In Remote Desktop Connection, type the name of the PC you want to connect to, and then select Connect. You'll need to know the specific computer name, and you'll need to add the, so it will look something like this: 

5. You'll then be prompted for a username and password. You might have to click on More Choices and then Use a different account. You'll need to enter it this way:


6. At that point, it's as if you're logging into the computer. Your drives will be mapped, and you can access all of the programs that are available on that computer. 

When you're finished working, don't shut down! This will turn the computer off, and you won't be able to access it anymore. Instead, select restart, or sign out. 

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