Remote Desktop - Windows 8

  1. Open the search box by pressing the Windows key + S key simultaneously.
  2. Search for "Remote Desktop Connection" and select it from the search result list that pops up.

  3. Enter your UWSP Computer name and then select Show Options.
    • Visit the General FAQ page for instructions on how to find a UWSP computer name.
    • If you are off campus, follow your computer name with (ex.

  4. Click the Advanced tab.

  5. Click Settings…

  6. Select "Use these RD Gateway server settings"
  7. For the "Server name" type in
  8. Check the boxes for "Bypass RD Gateway server for local addresses" and "Use my RD Gateway credentials for the remote computer".

  9. Click Ok for the RD Gateway Server Settings.
  10. Click Connect for the Remote Desktop Connection.
  11. Enter your UWSP and your UWSP password and click OK.

  12. Click Yes, if you receive a warning notice that indicates "The identity of the remote computer cannot be verified. Do you want to connect anyway?"

    To prevent this prompt from occurring again check the box next to "Don't ask me again for connections to this computer".

You are now remotely connected to your computer.

Is your UWSP computer asleep or powered off? Visit the Wake My Computer website to power on your computer.