Remote Desktop Connections
A Remote Desktop Connection allows you to access and control your office computer from any other computer, on or off campus. This is a function primarily for users of Windows PCs, although you can connect from a Mac to a Windows machine using the Remote Desktop Client for Mac.
To connect to your computer, you must first know the machine name. To find the machine name:
- Log into your office computer.
- Go to the Start bubble.
- Click on Control Panel.
- Click on System and Security.
- Click on System.
- Under the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings heading, find the Full Computer Name. Copy this name down for use later when you want to connect to your office computer.
- Your machine name is also located on a sticker on your computer.
Connecting from OFF-CAMPUS
To connect to your work machine from off-campus using Remote Desktop, you will first need to be using a secure VPN connection. The simplest way to establish a VPN connection is to visit here and follow the instructions on the page.
A more in-depth tutorial on setting up a VPN connection (with screenshots included) is available on the WolfTech Information Technology site.