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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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