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RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) allows for the secure, remote connection of one computer to another.  Under certain emergency conditions*, when access to on-campus resources is unavailable, RDP permissions may be granted. 

RDP approvals will be temporary and not guaranteed after emergency conditions have passed and can only be initiated from a university device. Personal devices cannot be used for this connection.

Requests will only be considered when:

  • A critical business operation is restricted to a particular workstation
  • A specialized software/application is only available on a particular workstation
  • A specific research task (data set operation) is only available on a particular workstation

RDP connections are only permitted from one university managed device to another university managed device

Before connecting, see this FAQ for steps to take before attempting remote connection to a campus computer

Windows to WindowsMac to Windows

  1. On the university managed Windows device you are using to connect to the computer on campus, click Search and type Remote Desktop Connection
    Windows search for remote desktop connection
  2. Click Remote Desktop Connection
    Windows Remote Desktop Connection
  3. Type the IP address of the computer you are connecting to into the Computer field
    Remote Desktop Connection IP Address
  4. Click Connect
  5. A Windows Security window will open - enter your NinerNET password
    Windows Remote Desktop Login
  6. A Remote Desktop Connection warning window may open - check the "Don't ask me again..." box and click Yes
    Window Remote Desktop Warning
  7. The Remote Desktop Connection window will open - if maximized, you will see this toolbar
  8. Click OK to continue

  1. Install Microsoft Remote Desktop either from the App Store or Self service

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