UniDesk from outside the university
To connect to UniDesk (University Desktop) from home on a Windows machine you will need to connect through our UniDesk Gateway. The UniDesk Gateway is a secure way to connect that uses SSL encryption to protect your session. Windows users who do not use the gateway will often receive the following error:
"unidesk.campus.bath.ac.uk that you are trying to connect to is redirecting you to the remote computer rds-hera.campus.bath.ac.uk. cannot verify that the two belong to the same farm."
Instructions for connecting to UniDesk using Windows 8 devices
Mac & iPad
Microsoft provide a free Remote Desktop client (RDP) for MAC users which will allow them to connect to UniDesk from external. See our UniDesk on Apple web pages for more information.
If you are connecting to UniDesk from external to the university on Linux we recommend that you use FreeRDP to connect rather than rdesktop. See our UniDesk on Linux web pages for more information.
For connecting from externally to the university on Android, Google Play have a variety of Remote Desktop apps that you may like to try. See our UniDesk on Android web pages for more information.