You can only connect to your computer remotely if it is running a version of Windows that supports Remote Desktop – specifically Windows 7 or newer, Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate Edition.
Enable Remote Desktop
Follow these steps on the computer you want to access remotely. Remote Desktop is disabled by default. In order to enable it:
- Open the start menu, right click on Computer and select Properties.
- Click on Remote settings on the left side of the new window.
- Under Remote Desktop, select Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (more secure). Click Apply but do not close the system properties window yet.
- Switch to the Computer Name tab of the system properties window and take note of the Full computer name. You will need this to connect remotely.
Follow the steps below on your home computer, or wherever you are accessing from, when you want to access your SoE computer remotely.
- Open the Remote Desktop Connection software from your Start menu in the Accessories folder.
- Enter your full computer name next to Computer, then click Show Options
- Switch to the Advanced tab and click Settings under Connect from anywhere
- Configure the settings as shown below
- Select Use these RD Gateway server settings and enter remote.uconn.edu next to Server name.
- Deselect Bypass RD Gateway server for local addresses.
- If you are connecting from a computer on the UConn domain, you can check Use my RD Gateway credentials for the remote computer, otherwise leave this box unchecked.
- Click OK
- Click on the Connect button.
- In the Windows Security Prompt, enter UCONN\NetID in the username field along with your NetID password. If you are remoting from a personal computer you may be prompted twice.