Communication Services & Information Technology
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Communication Services & Information Technology

Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop - PC to PC

Remote Desktop from PC to PC

  1. Enable Remote Desktop on your computer at work:
  • Right click Computer
  • Click PropertiesClick Remote settings
  • Under Remote Desktop section, select Allow connections from ..., or select Allow users to connect...
  • Click OK.

           

  1. Find out the IP address of your computer at work:
  • Click Start
  • Click All Programs
  • Click Accessories
  • Click Command Prompt
  • In the Command Prompt, type ipconfig and press the Enter key
  • Take a note of the IPv4 Address (aka IP Address), as you will need this when you are at home

         

  1. Obtain the VPN password:
  • Logon to ANR Portal at http://my.ucanr.org
  • Click Remote Desktop under Office Network Information
  • Click Send the password link on the left
  1. On your home computer, download and install Cisco VPN Client from ANR Portal:
  • Logon to ANR Portal at http://my.ucanr.org
  • Click Remote Desktop under Office Network Information
  • Click Download Cisco VPN Client Software to download the VPN Client
  • Double click the file you downloaded to install the VPN Client
  • Restart your computer as needed
  1. Establish a VPN connection to your office network
  • Click Start
  • Click All Programs
  • Click Cisco Systems VPN Client
  • Click VPN Client
  • Click the Connect button
  • Enter the VPN username and password that was emailed to you, and press the OK button
  • After the VPN connection is established, the VPN Client window will minimize and a lock will appear in the system tray.

         

  1. Start a Remote Desktop session
  • Click Start
  • Click All Programs
  • Click Accessories
  • Click Remote Desktop Connection
  • Type the IP address of your computer at work in the Computer drop down field
  • Click Connect
  • You will be prompted for your office computer's user ID and password

         

Relevant Categories

Service

Tags

ANRCS IT, Cisco VPN Client, Remote Desktop, Working from Home

Last Updated

March 12, 2010


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