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Remote Desktop Setup

  1. In the search bar on the bottom left, search for Remote Settings.
  2. In the search results you will see Remote Desktop Settings, click it.
    remote desktop settings screen
  3. A Remote Desktop window will appear.
  4. Turn on Enable Remote Desktop.
  5. Check – Keep my PC awake for connections when it is plugged in.
  6. Check – Make my PC discoverable
    remote desktop settings screen
  7. In the search bar on the bottom left, search for Computer Name.
  8. In the search results you will see View your PC name, click it.
  9. An About windows appears.
  10. Under Device Specifications look for Device Name.
  11. Write down the Device Name, you will need it later.
    remote desktop settings screen
  12. On your laptop computer do the following:
  13. In the search bar on the bottom left, search for Remote Desktop Connection.
  14. In the search results you will see Remote Desktop Connection, click it.
  15. A Remote Desktop Connection window will appear.
  16. Click the button next to Show Options on the bottom left of the window.
  17. In the Computer field type your Device Name from your desktop computer.
  18. In the User name field type UTHSC\Your NetID.
  19. Finally, click Save As, name it, and save it on the desktop.
    remote desktop settings screen
  20. You must be connected to VPN first before you can use Remote Desktop.
  21. The first time you connect to your work PC remotely you will get a warning window.
  22. Check the box next to Don’t ask me again for connections to this computer and click the Yes button.
    remote desktop settings screen

Last Published: Mar 24, 2020