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 Instructions for connecting to a Windows computer using a Remote Desktop Connection (RDC)

 Instructions for connecting to a Windows computer using a Remote Desktop Connection (RDC).

Instructions for accessing your University of Cincinnati Workstation from Off Campus.

 

Since Windows XP, Microsoft has included a Remote Desktop Connection client which allows users to access another Windows Machine remotely through the internet.

 

Prior to connecting remotely there are some rules to note:

·      The computer you want to remote into must be powered on and configured to not sleep or enter a low power state. Instructions for ensuring this can be  
  found
HERE

·       The remote computer must be actively connected to the Internet through via Ethernet.

·       You must have login privileges for the remote computer.

·       The remote computer must have remote desktop connections enabled. Instructions for enabling remote desktop connections can be found HERE

·       If off campus or not connected to the University’s Network, you will need to have access to the University’s SSLVPN. Information and Instructions for     
  connection to the SSLVPN can be found
HERE

·       You will need either the Full Computer Name for the remote machine or the computers IP Address. Instructions for finding both can be found HERE

*Please note: If you wish to use your IP Address you will need to request a static IP to ensure that your computers IP remains the same. You can submit a static IP request HERE

 

This Guide contains instructions for:

Windows 8                   Windows 7                   Mac OSX

 

Windows 8:

 

1.  From your Start screen type Remote Desktop, and in the results you will see a Remote Desktop Connection. Click Remote Desktop Connection.

 

 

2.  A remote desktop connection window will open in the Window it will have a field for Computer: In this field, you will type in either the IP or full computer name. Once entered, click Connect.

 

 

3. You will then be prompted for a username and password. For this, you will enter the same username and password that you would use to login to your host computer.  Once entered Click
    OK

*Please note: If your computer is attached to a Domain such as AD or AF, you will need to enter AD\ or AF\ before your username.

 

 

 

4.   You may receive a Remote Desktop security prompt, if so, click Yes to trust the connection.

 

 

4.   Assuming that your entered the correct username and password, and the machine has remote desktop connections enabled, you should now be connected to your computer remotely.

 

Windows 7

 

1.  Click Start in the lower left of your screen and in your start menu type Remote Desktop into the search. In the results, you will see an option for Remote Desk Connection.

 

 

2. A remote desktop connection window will open in the Window it will have a field for Computer: In this field, you will type in either the IP or full computer name. Once entered, click Connect.

 

3. You will then be prompted for a username and password. For this, you will enter the same username and password that you would use to login to your host computer.  Once entered Click OK

*Please note: If your computer is attached to a Domain such as AD or AF, you will need to enter AD\ or AF\ before your username.

 

 

4. You may receive a Remote Desktop security prompt, if so, click Yes to trust the connection.

 

5. Assuming that your entered the correct username and password, and the machine has remote desktop connections enabled, you should now be connected to your computer remotely.

 

Mac OSX


1. Click the Apple on your top menu bar and in the menu click App Store

 

 

2. In the App Store Search Remote Desktop in the search type in Microsoft Remote Desktop.

3. In the search results you will see the Microsoft Remote Desktop App. Once found click GET.

 

 

3. Once installed click OPEN.

 

 

4. Once the app opens, click New

 

 

5. In the Window the opens, you will be prompted for connection details.

 

 

Connection Name: This will be how the connection is Labeled in the Remote Desktop App.

PC Name: This will be either your IP Address or Full computer name.

Gateway: Leave this defaulted to No gateway configured.

Username: Enter the same username that you would enter into your workstation.

*Please note: If your computer is attached to a Domain such as AD or AF, you will need to enter AD\ or AF\ before your username.

Password: This will be the same password you would use to login to your workstation.

 

6. Everything else can be left defaulted and you can click the Red dot to close the connection configuration.

 

 

7. With the new connection selected, click Start to start the connection.

 

 

8. Assuming that your entered the correct username and password, and the machine has remote desktop connections enabled, you should now be connected to your computer remotely.

 

 

 If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the IT@UC Service Desk at (513)556-4357 or via email at: HelpDesk@uc.edu.

 

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