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Remote Desktop (Staff only)

Quick links

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left column  Using Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Orange dotted arrow 11x10 used in the
left column  Setting up Wake on LAN  GC

Orange dotted arrow 11x10 used in the
left column  Mapping drives and printers

Orange dotted arrow 11x10 used in the left column  Remote services for students

 

How to take advantage of Remote Desktop

To take advantage of this facility you need to have followed the instructions on how to connect to the University Network using Virtual Private Network.

Orange dotted arrow 11x10 used in the left column  Using Virtual Private Network (VPN)

You need to be able to leave your work computer on while you are away from your desk or you can be green and contact a supporter to enable Wake on LAN.

Orange dotted arrow 11x10 used in the
left column  Setting up Wake on LAN  GC

What is Remote Desktop

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Can I transfer files

To transfer files from your home PC you will need to map the appropriate drive, usually your H: drive and use that as an intermediary.

Orange
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Can I print to my local printer

Yes you can route printing jobs from your remote based University work station to a printer that is attached to your local computer.

Orange dotted arrow 11x10 used in the left column Printing to local computer

 

Installing Remote Desktop

1. Setting up your University workstation

Stage 1 - Find out the unique identifier of your university workstation.

All workstations on the university network have a unique IP address associated with them.

To find out how to find the host name or IP address of your workstation click below.

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left column  Click here to find out your host name

 

Stage 2 - Enabling Remote Desktop

If you are on Active Directory, ie you login to the CAMPUS domain, please see your local supporter as he will have to enable this feature for you.

 

2. Setting up on your home PC

 

Windows 8

 

See our Remote Desktop on Windows 8 page
Windows 7

If you are running Windows 7

  • Run Start | All Programs | Accessories | Remote Desktop Connection
  • In the Computer: box type the Full Host Name of your University PC that you obtained in Stage 1 above
  • Click on the Connect button
  • When your University PC prompts you, enter your username and password
View as detailed PDF PDF Remote desktop Windows 7

Windows vista

(how the setup boxes appear will change depending on the serivce pack you have)

If you are running Windows Vista
  • Run Start | All Programs | Accessories | Remote Desktop Connection
  • In the Computer: box type the Full Host Name of your University PC that you obtained in Stage 1 above
  • Click on the Connect button
  • When your University PC prompts you, enter your username and password

Windows XP

(how the setup boxes appear will change depending on the serivce pack you have)

If you are running Windows XP
  • Run Start | All Programs | Accessories | Communications | Remote Desktop Connection
    or
    Run Start | All Programs | Accessories| Remote Desktop Connection or
  • In the Computer: box type the Full Host Name of your University PC that you obtained in Stage 1 above
  • Click on the Connect button
  • When your University PC prompts you, enter your username and password
Windows 2000 Install the latest Remote Desktop Client and follow the instructions for Windows XP

Now that you are connected you should see a network connection icon appear in the system tray (the bottom right-hand corner of your screen). When you want to disconnect, right-button mouse click on the icon and select Disconnect