Connecting to a Remote Windows Computer on a Windows PC using Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection
This knowledge base article will help you set up a Remote Desktop connection using Microsoft Remote Desktop.
Start a remote desktop connection from a Windows PC
Click the Start button.
In the search box, type Remote Desktop Connection.
Open Remote Desktop Connection.
In the Computer box, type the name of the computer that you want to connect to. Note: (You can also type the IP address instead of the computer name)
Enter in your Internet ID and Password when prompted to connect.
Important: It should be noted that if a user is attempting to connect to a Windows university computer, they will first need to have had their internet ID added to the Remote Desktop Users group for that machine. (This can be done remotely by OIT, provided the user knows the machine's computer name or IP Address). Please contact Help so they can escalate to Zone Support for this step.
Important: Also, users will need to connect to the VPN client if they are located off campus before launching Microsoft Remote Desktop to access computers on the University network. If using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client, you'll need to use the Full Tunnel - General Access VPN Pool in the client. Contact Help to assist with adding this setting, if needed.