Using RDP to Connect to a Windows Computer from Windows

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Using RDP to Connect to a Windows Computer from Windows2020-09-15T16:17:32+00:00

Remote Desktop To Windows

Due to the unique circumstances at the college due to COVID-19, we have opened up computer labs that are normally available in-person for remote access. The terminal server (ts.cecs.pdx.edu) is not capable of handling the increased remote access demands of this situation, so we kindly request you use the lab computers where possible.

To learn more about this and to find a list of lab computers to connect with, read our guide with the following link:

https://cat.pdx.edu/users/facilities/remote-labs/

 

Remotely Connecting to a Windows Computer

Remote Desktop (RDP) is a protocol that enables a user to remotely login to a Windows computer. You need to have a Remote Desktop Client program running on your computer.The computer you are trying to connect to must have RDP services enabled and your user account authorized. These include:

You will need to know the full domain name of the computer you wish to log in to. This is usually of the form:

computername.dept.pdx.edu

(eg: cad53.cecs.pdx.edu, electro.ece.pdx.edu) Make sure you have confirmed the dept code in addition to the computer name.

From a CAT-supported Windows Computer:

  1. Open the Start menu and type ‘Remote’. Select the Remote Desktop Connection item when it appears.
  2. Enter the full domain name of the computer you wish to remote into in the Computer field. Then press Connect. (Your username will usually be prefilled and be of the form “cecs\username”.
  3. Enter your MCECS Windows password, then press OK.
  4. You will be logged on.

From a personal Windows Laptop or home Windows computer:

  1. Ensure that you are connected to the VPN. Learn about VPN options in MCECS at:
    1. https://cat.pdx.edu/services/network/vpn-services/
  2. On Windows 8, 8.1, or 10: Open the Start menu and type ‘Remote’. Select the Remote Desktop Connection item when it appears.
  3. Enter the full domain name of the computer you wish to remote into in the Computer field.
  4. Enter your username in the form ‘CECS\username‘ where “username” your MCECS login name. Then enter your MCECS Windows password, then press OK.
  5. You will be logged on.