Connecting From Off-Campus with VPN

Preparation (on your office computer)

  • First you will need to know the name of your office computer.
    • Right click on My Computer which should be found on the desktop
      • If you are using Windows 10, you will right click on This PC
      • Then click “properties”
      • Scroll down till you see “Full Computer Name”
      • Look to the right and you will see the full computer name
      • It should look like this example: D-14USERNAME.academic.roanoke.edu
  • Next, you will need to enable the Remote Desktop service on your office computer.
    • Right-click on My Computer.
    • If you are using Windows 10, you will right click on This PC
    • Click Properties.
    • Click on the Remote Settings on the left.
    • Check the box which reads “Allow users to connect remotely to this computer”.

Connecting to Your Office Computer from Off-site

  • First connect via VPN
  • Click Start » Programs » Accessories » Remote Desktop
  • Enter the computer name or IP address of your office computer (see Preperation above).
  • NOTE: The on-site computer you are connecting to must be turned on and connected to the network.

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