Remote Desktop Connection from Off-Campus (Through VPN)

Preparation (on your office computer)

  • First you will need to know the name of your office computer.
    • Right click on This PC which should be found on the desktop
      • 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:

Connecting to Your Office Computer from Off-site

  • First connect via VPN:
  • Click the Start button in the lower left corner, and type “Remote Desktop” and select the Remote Desktop Connection app
  • Enter the computer name or IP address of your office computer (see Preperation above).
  • Log in with your Roanoke College username and password to connect:
    a. Your username should begin with ACADEMIC\
    i. Ex. ACADEMIC\helpdesk
  • NOTE: The on-site computer you are connecting to must be turned on and connected to the network.