Remote Computer Lab

UPDATE: If you have used remote lab prior to 3/19/2020 and opted to download, save, and reuse the connection file provided by RD Web, you must download a new configuration file.  All RD Web files downloaded prior to 3/19/2020 should be deleted from you downloads folder.

Information Technology provides remote computer lab workstations available 24/7 for remote access running Microsoft Windows 10 21H2.  You can logon to a computer lab workstation from your home, residence hall room or anywhere on the campus wireless network. Our remote computer lab allows you access to software that is only available in computer labs.

If you intend to use an application that requires video hardware acceleration like Adobe After Effects or Adobe Premiere expect performance to be degraded. We recommend using an on-site campus computer.

Windows 10 Remote Lab

Our remote lab is open to all UWSP students and employees. Keep in mind that not all software is pre-installed but is available for installation as needed from the Software Center.  

Instructions for accessing the remote lab are below.  Macs should first download and install the Microsoft Remote Desktop application from the App Store, then follow the same steps.

  1. Use your favorite web browser and navigate to
  2. Login as "".
  3. Select "UWSP Standard Remote Lab".
  4. Download the Microsoft Remote Desktop configuration file and open it. Your options will vary depending on your choice of internet browser. Some browsers may allow you to simply click open while other browsers may force you to save the file to your computer and open it from your downloads folder.
  5. Opening the Microsoft Remote Desktop file will automatically start your Microsoft Remote Desktop application and log you into a random remote lab computer.

IMPORTANT Information for authenticating with Microsoft MFA: See the section, "Special requirements when using your hardware token with Remote Computer Access and VPN" on our Microsoft Multifactor Authentication page.

Need an Office 365 application? 

Skip the remote lab and download your own copy or use the web based version at

Need special software for courses in your discipline?  

Access special class software by logging into UWSP computer lab computers without having to visit our campuses.

If you need assistance with the Remote Lab, contact the Service Desk.