Instructions for connecting to a campus computer from an off-campus location when the computer on campus has a Windows operating system and the computer off campus has a MAC operating system.


You must be connected with AnyConnect to make this connection.

Configure a Windows campus computer to accept incoming connections:

  • Right click the Admin By Request icon in the Systems Tray and select Tools > System properties.
    • Enter "Remote desktop" in the user account control pop up box.
  • Navigate to the Remote tab
  • Select the Allow remote connections to this computer check box, then select the Select users... button
  • Click add, then enter the username of the individual who needs to connect to the computer, then select check names
  • Click OK
    • Make sure the username displays in the remote desktop users box
  • Click OK
  • Click Apply, then OK
  • Retrieve the computer's IP address
    • Click the Start button
    • Type CMD and press Enter
    • In the command prompt that appears, type ipconfig
    • Look for the IPv4 Address entry and write down the IP address

To connect to a campus computer from off-campus

    • In the menu Bar, click on Go, then Applications to open Self Service. 

    • In Self Service, search at the top left for Microsoft Remote Desktop.

    • Within Self Service, install and open Microsoft Remote Desktop. Follow the installation instructions on your screen and allow permissions when prompted:

    • Click the + button and from the drop-down menu click Add PC.

    • In the PC name field, enter the IP address of the computer you wish to connect to. Give the computer an identifying friendly name.

    • After clicking Add, your computer will show in the PCs space. 

    • To initiate a connection, double-click on your PCs name tile.


    • In the Username field, type appd\<your username> and then type your University password credentials.


      Do not enter in the User name field and do not include brackets.

    • If this is your first connection, you will need to accept a security warning. Make sure to only agree to this if you're connecting to a server you trust. Click Continue and the remote connection will complete and launch. 


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