To make a connection to the VPN and remotely access a Windows machine, you will need to utilize Duo Two-Factor authentication, NetIDplus.
If you are not already enrolled in NetIDplus, please follow the guide on the OIT Help Page: https://utdallas.edu/oit/howto/netidplus/
Install and connect to the UT Dallas VPN
Please see the guides linked below for instructions on how to install and connect.
- How to install the VPN on a Windows Device
- How to connect the VPN using Global Protect on a Windows device
- How to install the VPN on a Mac device
- How to connect to the VPN using Global Protect on a Mac device
- How to connect to the VPN using Cisco AnyConnect on a Windows or Mac device
How to View Remote Accessible Windows Machines
- Once connected to the VPN, please click here to view available lab equipment
- Click on the lab you wish to use equipment from
- You will be redirected to a map of the equipment in the lab. Click on a Windows Icon to get the computer name which you will need in order to connect to the machine.
- Green > the computer is available for use
- Red > the computer is currently being used
- Blue > the computer is turned off, will be available the next day
- Gray > the computer is out of service
How to Remotely Access a Windows Machine
Windows Devices on the UT Dallas domain can be accessed from another computer using Remote Desktop. Prerequisites for connecting via Remote Desktop:
- If off-campus, you must first be connected to the VPN
- You must know the computer’s name (also called “hostname”)
- The computer must be online
- You must have authorization to log in remotely
For Windows 10
- Click Start
- Search for Remote Desktop Connection
- In the Remote Desktop Connection panel, enter the full name of the computer
- Example: atec987654.campus.ad.utdallas.edu
- Expand Show Options
- Enter your username as campus\yourNetID
- Click Connect and then enter your Password when prompted.