University of Bath

Connecting to AdminDesk

As a member of professional services staff, you can use AdminDesk to access your University desktop and admin software from your own PC, Mac, phone or tablet.

Software available on AdminDesk

AdminDesk is a convenient way to access University software and services specific to professional services staff on your laptop, desktop, smartphone or tablet. It gives you access to software available on your work computer from anywhere with an internet connection, including:

  • Adobe Reader - PDF reader software
  • Agresso - finance software
  • Chrome - internet browser
  • Internet Explorer - internet browser
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (Access, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Visio, Word)
  • Room Service - room booking software used by AHS
  • SAMIS - student admissions software
  • Simphony-EMC - point of sale software

Preparing to connect to AdminDesk

To connect to AdminDesk, you need:

  • your University username, for example, abc123
  • your University password

You can find your username on your library card.

Connecting to AdminDesk on a Windows computer

  1. Download the secure AdminDesk file and save it to your desktop.
  2. Open the AdminDesk file from your desktop.
  3. If you are asked 'Do you trust the publisher of this remote access?', select 'Yes'.
  4. Select 'Connect'.
  5. Enter your University username in the format 'campus\abc123' into the 'User name' box.
  6. Enter your University password.
  7. Select 'OK' to connect to AdminDesk.

Connecting to AdminDesk using a Mac

  1. Download and install the free Microsoft remote desktop app from the App Store.
  2. Open the Microsoft remote desktop app.
  3. Select 'New' (the plus icon).
  4. In the 'Connection Name' field, enter 'AdminDesk'.
  5. In the 'PC name' field, enter 'admindesk.campus.bath.ac.uk'
  6. Enter your University username in the format 'campus\abc123' into the 'User name' box.
  7. Enter your University password.
  8. Close the 'Edit Remote Desktops' window.
  9. Under 'My Desktops', select 'AdminDesk'.
  10. Select 'Start' (the arrow icon).
  11. Select 'Continue' to verify the certificate.

Connecting to AdminDesk using an iPhone, iPad or Android device

The steps you need to take might vary slightly depending on your device and operating system, but the general process is the same:

1. Download the free Microsoft remote desktop app from the App Store or Play Store

2. Set up the connection to AdminDesk

The wording on Android devices may differ slightly.

  1. Tap '+'.
  2. Tap 'Add PC or Server'.
  3. Enter 'admindesk.campus.bath.ac.uk' into the 'PC Name' box.
  4. Enter your University username in the format 'campus\abc123' into the 'Username' box.
  5. Enter your University password.
  6. Tap 'Save'.
  7. Under 'My Desktops', tap 'AdminDesk'.
  8. Tap 'Continue' to verify the certificate.