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The iSchool’s Windows computer lab computers can be accessed remotely by following the instructions below.

A general list of software installed on the computers can be found on this web page:

The computers accessible via these instructions are shared resources. Important items to note:

-All changes, files, typed-in-information, etc., will be erased when the computer restarts.
-Save any specific files you need to a cloud-storage location.
-Double-click the “Logout” icon on the desktop when you are finished using the computer.
-Computers may be restarted by iSchool IT when necessary.

1) The zero-cost application named “Microsoft Remote Desktop” is required.

macOS users need to download and install the Microsoft Remote Desktop client application.
 Information about downloading and installing the the Microsoft Remote Desktop client application can be found on the Microsoft website:

Windows users should already have the Microsoft Remote Desktop client application installed by default.

2) Start the Husky OnNet virtual private network (VPN) application.

Information about Husky OnNet and how to download Windows, macOS, and Linux versions of the Husky OnNet application can be found on UW-IT’s site:

3) Connect to the iSchool specific server address:

using the Husky OnNet application.

To add the iSchool specific server address to the Husky OnNet application, see below:

a. Click the Server drop-down button, click Add New Server.
b. Enter the address:

c. Click Verify.
d. Click Add and Connect. (Your computer may prompt you to update the Husky OnNet/BIG-IP Edge Client software.)
e. Enter your UW NetID credentials when prompted.


a. Click Change Server
b. Delete everything in the “Select server:” field.
c. Enter the address:

d. Click Next
e. Click Connect
f. Enter your UW NetID credentials when prompted.

4) Using a web browser, go to the address:

5) Click any room name starting with “Windows” to see available computers. Click a link in the “Address” column. You will be asked to save a “.rdp” file. Save the file.

6) Double-click the “.rdp” file from step 5. The application “Microsoft Remote Desktop” should open and prompt you with a message along the lines of “You are connecting to the RDP host… The certificate couldn’t be verified…” or “The publisher of this remote connection can’t be identified…” It is okay to click Continue or Connect.

7) Windows users – Click OK when asked for credentials. Click Yes in the “The identity of the remote computer cannot be verified…” window.

8) Double-click the Logout icon on the desktop when you are finished.

9) Disconnect from the Husky OnNet VPN or exit the application all together when finished.

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.
(206) 616-3086