Remote Desktop for Windows

Setting up Remote Desktop using Windows 7 and 10

If your off-campus/home computer is Windows, please follow the steps below.

Step 1: Connect to the 2-factor VPN

  1. The first thing you must do is establish a VPN connection. Instructions on how to connect to the VPN can be found here:

Step 2: Set up the Remote Desktop Connection

  1. Open “Remote Desktop Connection”. This can be found by searching for it in the search bar in the bottom left hand corner or under “Windows Accessories” in the program list.
  2. In order to establish the connection, you will need to know the name/6-digit asset tag number of the Windows computer you want to connect to. The format below is the way it should be entered. **Replace the X’s with your asset tag** (i.e.
  3. Once you enter the full computer name, click “Connect”. The window below should appear. Do the following:
    1. Choose “Use a different account”
    2. In the username field, enter your username with the format AD\username (i.e AD\johndoe1)
    3. Enter you Kerberos password.
    4. Check off Remember me
    5. Press OK.
  4. You should now be connected to the remote PC.