Once a vpn connection has been established, faculty/staff can initiate a remote desktop session to connect to an office computer.

With Remote Desktop, you can have access to a Windows session that is running on your computer when you are at another computer. This means, for example, that you can connect to your work computer from home and have access to all of your applications, files, and network resources as though you were in front of your computer at work. You can leave programs running at work and when you get home, you can see your desktop at work displayed on your home computer, with the same programs running.

When you connect to your computer at work, Remote Desktop automatically locks that computer so no one else can access your applications and files while you are gone. When you come back to your computer at work, you can unlock it by typing CTRL+ALT+DEL.

    1. First determine your computer name at work.  Right click on Computer and choose Properties.  Locate the computer name.
    2. On your home (or another) computer type in remote desktop connection in the search box and open the remote desktop connection program

    1. Enter your computer name then click Connect.
    2. You will then be prompted for your username and password.

Optional:  Select the Options button and click Save As to save this connection to a location such as the desktop.

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