Remote Desktop allows a UWSP faculty or staff member to connect
securely to their office computer while at home or at another location
and work as though they were sitting in their office. Currently, a
secure remote desktop connection is only available for UWSP Windows
based computers. A secure connection for Macintosh computers is
not yet available.
Note: Before you can use remote desktop you may need to wake up your office computer. To do this visit https://wakemycomputer.uwsp.edu.
Windows Remote Desktop
Windows Remote Desktop allows you to connect securely to a computer (host) running Microsoft Windows from another computer (client).
When you connect to your office computer from home, your office
computer will lock, so no one else can access your applications and files
while you are physically out of your office. When you come back to your
computer at work, you can unlock it by pressing the CTRL+ALT+DEL keys.
Below are instructions to connect to your UWSP office PC from another computer.
Apple Screen Sharing & Virual Private Network
With Apple Screen Sharing and a Virtual Private Network (VPN) configured, facultyand staff can connect to an UWSP Apple computer (host) from another Apple computer (client).
Requirements to use this service:
- UWSP Apple computer running 10.8 or newer
- UWSP Apple computer must be joined to UWSP domain
- UWSP Apple computer Screen Sharing Settings configured
- The home or client computer running 10.6 or newer
- The home or client computer must establish a VPN connection
To request installation of this service, please enter an IT work order.
Once your UWSP IT work order has been completed, follow the VPN Setup instructions to establish a connection from your home/client computer. Then connect to your UWSP Apple Computer following the Screen Sharing instructions.
023 Learning Resource Center (LRC)
715-346-HELP (4357) or 1-877-832-8977