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November 8th, 2013

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If your iSchool issued work computer is running Windows, it is possible to connect to it and use it remotely, from a separate computer.

If your iSchool issued work computer is a Mac and you are looking to connect to it and use it remotely, see this page.

In order to remote into your iSchool Windows work computer:

a) You need to know your computer’s name.
b) The computer must allow remote connections.
c) The computer must be powered on and not asleep.
d) The computer must be connected to the UW campus network.

After confirming a through d above, follow these instructions to access your Windows work computer from a separate, remote computer.

How to find your computer name

Windows 10
Windows 8

Windows 10

1) right-click the lower-left Windows icon, click System

your computer’s name is next to “Computer name:” and usually something like “is-YourNetIDx220” or “is-YourNetID450” or “is-YourNetID360” or “is-YourNetIDx1c”

right_click_system_computer_name

 

Windows 8

1) right-click the lower-left Windows icon, click System

your computer’s name is next to “Computer name:” and usually something like “is-YourNetIDx220” or “is-YourNetID450” or “is-YourNetID360” or “is-YourNetIDx1c”

Windows 8 Find Computer Name

 

Confirm your work computer will allow remote connections

Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7

 

Windows 10

1) right-click the lower-left Windows icon, click System, click Remote settings

remote_settings_button

 

2)click Remote, check the circle for “Allow remote connections to this computer“, check the box for “Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (recommended)“, click OK

remote_desktop_settings

 

Windows 8

1) right-click the lower-left Windows icon, click System

Windows 8 System

 

2) click Remote settings, check the circle for “Allow remote connections to this computer“, check the box for “Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (recommended)“, click OK

Windows 8 Remote Settings

 

Windows 7

1) click the lower-left Windows icon, right-click Computer, click Properties

Win 7 Computer Properties

 

2) click Remote settings, check Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer, select Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (more secure), click OK, write down or remember the Computer name:

Win 7 Remote Settings

 

Set your computer to remain awake

Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7

 

Windows 10

1) right-click the lower-left Windows icon, click Power Options, click Change when the computer sleeps

power_options_sleep_settings

 

2) confirm the setting for Put the computer to sleep: Plugged in is Never

never_sleep_when_plugged_in

 

Windows 8

1) right-click the lower-left Windows icon, click Control Panel

Windows 8 Control Panel

 

2) click Hardware and Sound, click Change when the computer sleeps, for Plugged in select Never, click Save changes

Windows 8 Power Settings

 

Windows 7

1) click the lower-left Windows icon, click Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, click Change when the computer sleeps, select Never for Put the computer to sleep: Plugged in

Never Sleep Win 7

 

Connect to your work computer from a separate computer (follow these steps from your home computer)

connecting from a Windows 10 computer
connecting from a Windows 8 computer
connecting from a Windows 7 computer
connecting from a Mac OS X computer

 

Windows 10

1) start the application Remote Desktop Connection (already installed on any Windows 10 computer)

start_remote_desktop_connection

 

2) click Show Options, click Advanced, click Settings…

remote_desktop_gateway_button

 

3) for Connection settings:

check Use these RD Gateway server settings
Server name: rdp.ischool.uw.edu
Logon method: Allow me to select later
check Bypass RD Gateway server for local addresses

for Logon settings:

check Use my RD Gateway credentials for the remote computer

click OK

remote_desktop_connection_rdp_gateway_server_settings

 

4) click General

for Computer: use your computer name (usually something like is-yourNetidx220, see this if you need to find your computer name)
for User name: use netid\yourNetID

click Connect, enter your NetID password when prompted

remote_desktop_connection_general

 

Windows 8

1) start the program Remote Desktop Connection (should already be on any Windows 8 computer), click Show Options, click Advanced, click Settings…

Windows 8 Remote Desktop Connection

 

2) for Connection settings:

check Use these RD Gateway server settings
Server name: rdp.ischool.uw.edu
Logon method: Allow me to select later
check Bypass RD Gateway server for local addresses

for Logon settings:

check Use my RD Gateway credentials for the remote computer

click OK

Windows 8 RD Gateway Server Settings

 

3) click General

for Computer: use your computer name (usually something like is-yourNetidx220, see this if you need to find your computer name)
for User name: use netid\yourNetID

click Connect, enter your NetID password when prompted

Windows 8 Remote Desktop Connection Computer Username

 

Windows 7

1) click the lower-left Windows icon, type Remote Desktop Connection in the search box, click Remote Desktop Connection

Win 7 Start Remote Desktop Connection

 

2) click Show Options, click Advanced, click Settings…

Win 7 Remote Desktop Settings

 

3) in the RD Gateway Server Settings window, click Use these RD Gateway server settings, type rdp.ischool.uw.edu in the Server name: field, check the Use my RD Gateway credentials for the remote computer box, click OK

RD Gateway Server Settings

 

4) click the General tab, for Computer: use the computer name of the computer you are trying to connect to (usually something like: is-YourNetIDx220 or is-YourNetIDm27), for User name: use netid\YourActualNetID, click Connect, enter your NetID password, click OK

Credentials For Connecting To Remote Computer

 

Mac OS X
Note: You must use Microsoft Remote Desktop version 8 (or later). Previous versions will not work.

1) download and install the free Microsoft Remote Desktop program from the Apple Store

Remote Desktop For MacOSX

 

2) start the Microsoft Remote Desktop program, click Preferences, click the + button in the bottom-left, use these settings:

Gateway name: iSchool RDP Gateway (can really be anything you want)
Server: rdp.ischool.uw.edu
User name: netid\YourNetID
Password: YourNetIDPassword

Microsoft Remote Desktop Preferences OSX

close the Preferences window

 

3) in the Microsoft Remote Desktop window click New, use the following General settings:

Connection name: My iSchool Computer (can really be anything you want)
PC name: usually something like: is-YourNetIDx220 or is-YourNetIDm27 or is-YourNetIDm24
Gateway: select the iSchool RDP Gateway (or whatever name you created in Step 2)
Username: netid\YourNetID
Password: your actual NetID password

Edit Remote Desktops Settings OSX

close the Edit Remote Desktops window

 

4) click the connection you made in Step 3, click Start, enter your NetID password when prompted

Start Remote Desktop Connection OSX

 


If you have any questions after reading this article or if you need any help, please don't hesitate to contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.

http://ischool.uw.edu/help
(206) 616-3086