Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway)

RD Gateway enables UMSL Faculty and Staff to connect to Windows workstations remotely and securely, without a VPN client, from mostly anywhere that you have access to the Internet.

When you use RD Gateway, your connection is secured with TLS encryption.

Please note, some workstations may not be available through the gateway, as several areas have special requirements for managing and accessing workstations.

Step 1: Find the name of your Windows workstation:

  • On your workstation, go to the Windows search bar, type "Computer Name", and hit Enter.

  • Search for the computer name:

    • On Windows 7, choose "See the name of this computer", and then look for "Computer name"
    • On Windows 10, choose "View your PC name" , and then look for "Device name"

    Make a note of the computer name, and add to the end.


Step 2: Run or install your Microsoft Remote Desktop Client:

Windows computers already have the Remote Desktop Client installed; all you have to do is search for it. Macs, iOS devices (iPhones/iPads), and Android devices need the Microsoft RDP app installed.


Step 3: Configure Microsoft Remote Desktop Client to use the Remote Desktop Gateway

The Remote Desktop client must be configured to use as the Gateway hostname.

  • Windows 7, 8.1, 10 includes a Remote Desktop client, which you can launch from the Start Menu
Install and configure Microsoft Remote Desktop app for


Step 4: Connect to your computer

The computer name must be entered as

Your username must include the domain name: