To connect to a computer on campus from off-campus, you must first create a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection. After establishing a VPN connection, you will then need to review the four sections below to be able to successfully use remote desktop.
Using a VPN connection is required to access Mac OS, and Linux computers.
Grant Access Rights
Connecting to another Computer with Remote Desktop
Before you can establish a remote desktop connection, you need to have been granted access rights to that system.
NOTE: The remote machine you are attempting to login to must NOT have anyone else (besides you) logged into it or you may not successfully establish a Remote Desktop connection.
Pin remote desktop to your taskbar
Disconnect a Remote Desktop Session
CAUTION : Remember to logoff your local machine when you're finished. This is especially important if you use Remote Desktop while teaching a class in a technology-enhanced classroom. If you forget to logoff the local machine, anyone who comes into the classroom after you leave will have access to your university computer account!
You can use Remote Desktop Gateway to connect to a Windows 10 computer on campus from an off-campus location without a VPN connection.
If you are connected to VPN connection, you must disconnect prior to setting up or using a Remote Desktop Gateway connection.
PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows machines to connect to Linux and Unix platforms.