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Working Remotely

Access a Campus PC via the Remote Desktop

To use the Remote Desktop Connection to access a computer on campus remotely, on the off-campus computer, you will need to;

  1. Know the name of the computer that you wish to gain remote access to. 
  2.  To be logged in via the Cisco AnyConnect client

To find out the name of your computer: Launch the Start button then select Control Panel > Systems. The name of the computer will be displayed under Computer name, domain, workgroup settings.

Start Microsoft Remote Desktop:

Windows 7 Service: from your Start button select All Programs > Accessories > Remote Desktop Connection.

Screen image: Remote Desktop Connection.

Before you connect, by default the connection will be displayed full screen. We recommend that you first click the Options >> button, and then select the Display tab. The following screen will be displayed:

Screen image: Remote Desktop Connection - Display.

Use the Remote desktop size slider to reduce the size of the screen resolution to be used. Click on the General tab.

Screen image: Remote Desktop Connection - General.

In the Computer field, you will need to add the name of your on-campus computer. Please refer to the instructions above on how to 'find out the name of your computer'.