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Remote Desktop

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:

  1. Log into your office computer.
  2. Right-click the Start menu.
  3. Click System.
  4. Under Device specifications, Full Device name is the name of your computer
  5. Your machine name may also be located on a sticker on your computer.

To connect, simply run the Remote Desktop Connection application on a Windows machine, or the Remote Desktop Client program on a Mac. Enter the machine name you copied during step #4 above, and log in with your Unity ID and password. You may need to add wolftech\ in front of your Unity ID.

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.

Graduate Student Remote Desktop Access

If you are a CNR graduate student and would like to request remote desktop access. Please submit a request using our Get Help form.