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Instructions for connecting to a campus computer from an off campus location when both computers have a WINDOWS operating system.


You must be connected with Pulse to make this connection


Configure the campus computer to accept incoming connections 


  • Click the Windows icon
  • Type Remote Desktop Settings and press Enter
  • Turn on Enable Remote Desktop 
  • Under User Accounts click on Select Users that can remotely access this PC.
  • Click Add. ***Ignore message below empty box that says you already have access. You username must be in the box for you to be able to remote into this computer***  
  • Enter your username in box that says “Enter the object names to select”
  • Click Check Names
    • Select the correct users if multiple accounts with similar names are listed.
  • Click OK
    • Make sure your username is in the box (APPD\username)
  • Click 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 campus computer from off campus

Make sure that you are connected Pulse Secure VPN

  • Open the Start Menu by clicking the Start button
  • In the search box, type MSTSC and press Enter to open Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection
  • Click the Show Options dropdown button
  • In the Computer field, type the IP address of the computer to which you wish to connect
  • In the User name field, type appd\<your username> where the text in brackets is replace with your AppState username Note: Do not enter @appstate.edu
  • If you wish to save a shortcut to this connection, click Save As... and select the location and file name under which you would like to save the connection
  • Click Connect to connect to the remote computer


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