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Fall 2020 Semester

Classroom computer labs will be accessible remotely for specific classes only. All students enrolled in classes with computer lab access will automatically be granted remote access to a designated classroom computer lab as well as the Open Lab. This page will be updated with more information as we get closer to the beginning of the semester. 

 

Enroll in Duo, two-factor authentication

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 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.
    • 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 or IP address
  • The computer must be online 
  • You must have authorization to log in remotely

Guidelines:

  • Sessions are limited to 4.5 hour intervals
  • 15 minutes of inactivity will disconnect the session
  • Only one session is permitted at a time per user
  • Save resources online often, connection interruptions may occur without warning
  • You must Sign Out when ending your session - Do Not shut down

 

Connection instructions for Windows 10:

  • Click on a Windows icon from the map to reveal additional details
  • Select the IP address shown beneath the computer's name to download a remote desktop connection file
  • Open the .rdp file
  • Expand Show Options 
    • Enter your username as campus\yourNetID 
  • Click Connect and then enter your Password when prompted. 
  • When finished, select the Start Menu, select your Profile icon, and Sign Out

Connection instructions for Mac OS:

  • Download and open Microsoft Remote Desktop (available in the App Store)
  • Click on a Windows icon from the map to reveal additional details
  • Select the IP address shown beneath the computer's name to download a remote desktop connection file
  • Open the .rdp file with Microsoft Remote Desktop
  • Enter your username as campus\yourNetID and your Password when prompted
  • Click Connect
  • When finished, select the Start Menu, select your Profile icon, and Sign Out
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