Remoting into Your Windows Workstation
Remote Desktop Connection is a technology that allows you to sit at a computer and connect to a remote computer in a different location. For example, you can connect to your work computer from your home computer and have access to all of your programs, files, and network resources as though you were in front of your computer at work.
Before being able to establish a Remote Desktop Connection to your computer on campus, there are several things that you will need to do:
- Configure your work computer to allow this connection.
- Right Click on Computer (or This PC for Windows 10)
- Click on Properties
- Write down the full computer name “xxx-xxxxxxxxxx.stl.umsl.edu”
- Start a VPN connection to UMSL. If you need the VPN client or information on using it, instructions can be found at http://www.umsl.edu/technology/networking/TritonVPN/index.html.
- On you home computer:
- Click Start
- Windows 7: Select All Programs, Select Accessories
- Windows 10: start typing “remote” to search for Remote Desktop Connection
- Click Start
- Click Remote Desktop Connection
- Enter your work computer’s full computer name
If your work computer is on and your home computer has the VPN client running, you may remote into you work computer:
- Click Connect
- Enter your credentials (SSO id and password)
- Click on Connect
To disconnect from your work computer:
- Windows 7: Click Start, then from the Log off options select Disconnect
- Windows 10: Click Start, then click the power options button and select Disconnect
Note: You can also Remote Desktop into your work computer from a mobile device by downloading Remote Desktop software from your App Store and installing Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.