Remote Desktop with VPN

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Remote desktop must be enabled on your UCSB computer to allow incoming connections. Follow the instructions [[Remote_Desktop|here]] to turn on Remote Desktop.
Remote desktop must be enabled on your UCSB computer to allow incoming connections. Follow the instructions [[Remote_Desktop|here]] to turn on Remote Desktop.
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Note your local IP address to connect with later. This can be found by going to [[http://www.whatismyip.com]]. ME IP addresses will be in teh form 128.111.*.* Write down this address to use later.
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Note your local IP address to connect with later. This can be found by going to [[http://www.whatismyip.com|whatismyip.com]]. ME IP addresses will be in teh form 128.111.*.* Write down this address to use later.
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== Connecting to Remote Desktop ==
== Connecting to Remote Desktop ==

Revision as of 23:47, 3 June 2009

To login to your desktop from off campus connections, you must use the UCSB VPN service first to connect to the UCSB network, then Remote Desktop Connection to connect to your computer.


Install and Configure VPN

Go to UCSB OIT's page to download and configure the VPN software. The installation instructions can be found here for windows.


Enable Remote Desktop

Remote desktop must be enabled on your UCSB computer to allow incoming connections. Follow the instructions here to turn on Remote Desktop.

Note your local IP address to connect with later. This can be found by going to [[1]]. ME IP addresses will be in teh form 128.111.*.* Write down this address to use later.

Connecting to Remote Desktop

From an off campus location, run the Cisco VPN software and connect using your UCSB NetID. Instructions for the VPN software can be found [[2]].

Run Remote Desktop Connection. In XP this is under Start -->All Programs --> Accessories, it maybe also be in the Communications folder. In Vista, type Remote Desktop in the start menu to find it.

Enter the IP address or hostname of your computer on the campus network and click connect.
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Allow or accept any dialog boxes that appear.

You will then see your desktop login screen. Login as usual.

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