Bomgar Remote Support: Edge

Bomgar is a safe secure and private way to allow the support personnel to view and control your computer. Your technician will not be able to view any information you do not want them to see and you will be able to see what they are doing at all times. This guide will assist you in the steps required to start a Bomgar support session with Edge.

  1. Go to remote.umn.edu. You may follow the link provided, or you can type the web address into the web address bar. Make sure you are typing the link into the address bar, and not a search engine. This is an example:
    Put the website remote.umn.edu in the box at the very top web address bar.

  2. On the bottom of the page enter the session key provided by your technician. If you are not provided with a session key, you may click the name of your technician. If you cannot locate the name on the page, refresh the page by pressing the refresh button at the top of the screen or pressing Ctrl + R with your keyboard.
    representative and session key boxes
  3. Once you enter the session key or click the name, a file will download and a dialogue box will pop up on the bottom, prompting you to click Run. If you do not see the file, proceed to step 4. If it runs, go to step 5
    A pop up on the very bottom of the page comes with two clickable buttons. Run is highlighted
  4. The file is located in your downloads folder, which you can access from the upper right hand corner of your screen, or by typing Ctrl+J on your keyboard
    The options menu on the top right is selected, and the downloads option is open. A file named bomgar is shown in the folder to be clicked on.
  5. After clicking the option to run the file, you should see the following display appear
    A small display with two computer monitors will appear, indicating connection.
  6. Your request for a screen sharing session will appear for your technician to accept 
  7. After the remote support session is ended, the client will automatically be removed