Connecting Using Remote Desktop (Windows to Windows)

This tutorial will show you how to remotely manipulate your campus systems from a home computer.

This setup requires two pieces of software on the off-campus computer. Follow the steps below:

1. Remote Desktop Connection

Pre-loaded on Windows computers

2. PulseSecure

     Click here for download and instructions

3. Configure both machines using the following steps:

Note: Steps 1-5 should be executed on your campus computer. Steps 6-10 should be executed on your off-campus computer.



1. Press the Start button. Search and select "Power Options"
2. Mark the bubble next to "Balanced (recommended)" and click "Change plan settings"
3. Change the pull-down menu next to "Put the computer to sleep" to "Never". Click "Change advanced power settings"
4. Click the "Sleep" dropdown. Set "Sleep After" and "Hibernate after" to "0", and "Allow hybrid sleep" to "Off". Click "OK"
5. Click "Save Changes" and close the window. Your Life Science computer is now ready.
6. On your off-campus computer, download, install, and configure PulseSecure using the link at the top of this tutorial
7. Launch the "Remote Desktop Connection" program.
8. Enter the full hostname of the Life Science Network computer.
9. Recommended: Click the "Options" button, click the "Display" tab, then adjust the window sizing to comfortably fit your screen.
10. Click "Connect". You will be prompted to enter your username (prefaced with "ADS\" or "CHEM-ADS\" or "ICB-ADS\" as appropriate) and password.
11. Your remote desktop should now load. When you are finished with the remote session, log off the remote computer and log out of the VPN.