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Windows remote lab access is enabled during class dates/times

All connections will be reset weekdays at 7:00 AM to prepare devices for in-person instruction.

 

Lab Access Groups - Location Assignments

Please visit this box link to download the latest Excel file (updated 8/23/2021) which identifies which lab will be accessible for your account, depending on course enrollment. Classroom computer labs will be accessible remotely for specific classes only. Lab access is only granted during the scheduled date and time the course meets for traditional instruction.

All windows computer labs will be available for any lab enrolled student from 10:30pm-6:30am on Weeknights and all hours on weekends. All connections will be reset weekdays at 7:00 AM to prepare devices for in-person instruction.

The open computer lab remains in-person only.

 

If you are unable to access a remote classroom during the day and time it is scheduled to meet, please email atectech@utdallas.edu with your NetID, course prefix and number, and course section and we will review access eligibility. 

 

Terms of Use

Use of UTD Information Systems is subject to the UTD Information Security and Acceptable Use policy.

Pursuant to Texas Administrative Code 202:

  1. Unauthorized use is prohibited. 
  2. Usage may be subject to security testing and monitoring.
  3. Misuse is subject to criminal prosecution.
  4. Users have no expectation of privacy except as otherwise provided by applicable privacy laws.

 

Instructions:

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 

  • To view which labs you have access to click here
  • 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 currently only permitted during the traditional course class hours or during building closures (evenings, weekends, holidays)
  • Active sessions outside the traditional course class hours are subject to immediate disconnect without notice when resources are limited. Please save often.
  • 1 hour of inactivity will disconnect the session. At our discretion, we may disconnect idle sessions without notice if resources are limited
  • Only one session is permitted at a time per user - Multiple concurrent sessions are subject to disconnect without notice
  • Save resources online often, connection interruptions may occur without warning and access to specific machines is not guaranteed
  • You must Sign Out when ending your session - Do Not shut down
  • All connections will be reset weekdays at 7:00 AM to prepare devices for in-person instruction.
  • These guidelines are subject to change without notice based on usage requirements and collected metrics

 

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

 

Utilizing additional features of Remote Desktop

There are additional configuration options available to enhance your experience while using remote desktop connection. Please find instructions below for enabling local storage, multi-monitor displays, and system audio.

 

How to access local storage while connected to the Remote Desktop computer for Windows 10:

  1. Open the .rdp file with Remote Desktop Connection
  2. Select Show Options
  3. Navigate to the Local Resources tab
  4. Select More... under the Local devices and resources section
  5. Expand Drives
  6. Select the storage drive letter from your local computer that you would like accessible in the remote desktop for the duration of your session
  7. The connected drives will appear in This PC under the category Redirected drives and folders

 

How To Enable Audio over Remote Desktop for Windows 10:

  1. Open the .rdp file with Remote Desktop Connection
  2. Select Show Options
  3. Navigate to the Local Resources tab
  4. Select Settings... under the Remote Audio section
  5. Verify Play on this computer is selected and press OK

 

How to Enable All Monitors over Remote Desktop for Windows 10:

  1. Open the .rdp file with Remote Desktop Connection
  2. Select Show Options 
  3. Navigate to the Display tab
  4. Check the box next to Use all my monitors for the remote sessions

 

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