How to use Remote Desktop to connect to a UMMC PC

Every Windows PC includes a built-in Remote Desktop client which can be utilized to connect to a different networked PC and login. Note: Be careful to leave the remote PC powered ON when leaving work each day.

These are the steps to perform (in Windows 7) on the PC which you need to remote into

1. To ensure that Remote Access is activated, goto Control Panel - System.

2. Click on Remote settings in the left-hand panel.

3. Under Remote Desktop the 2nd option should be selected (Allow connections from computers).

4. Click on the Select Users button.

5. If your username is not already listed, click on the Add button.

6. Enter your UMMC username in the object names box.

7. Click the Check Names button and then OK, OK, OK.

8. On the System screen, look for the computer name and make note of it. This is important because you will need either the computer name OR the IP address of this computer to remote into it.

9. To discover the PC’s current IP address, click on the Windows Start button and enter CMD in the search box to open a Command prompt window.

         

10. Type ipconfig and press ENTER to obtain the PC’s networking information. Make note of the IPv4 Address. If you have trouble connecting to the PC by its name, you can use its IP address instead. [The IP address can change if the PC were turned off for several days and the IP address was then available to assign to a different PC. So, if you are planning to use Remote Desktop, it's helpful to double-check the IP address before leaving work.]



These are the steps to perform (in Windows 7) on the PC which you will be remoting from:

1.   If the “remote from” and “remote into” PCs are BOTH physically connected to the UMMC network, then proceed as follows:

a. Click on the Windows Start button.

b. Type  Remote  in the search box.

c. Click on Remote Desktop Connection in the displayed list.

d. Type the "into" PC’s name in the Computer box and click the Connect button.

e. If Remote Desktop fails to find the PC name , then type in its IP address and click the Connect button.

2.   If you will be remoting from home (or any other non-UMMC network), then you will need to:

a. Open an Internet browser and enter mycitrix.umc.edu in the address window.

b. Login with your network credentials.

c. Launch the Remote Desktop app (this Citrix app must be specifically assigned to you by the Service Desk).

d. Type the "into" PC’s name in the Computer box and click the Connect button.

e. If Remote Desktop fails to find the PC name , then type in its IP address and click the Connect button.






Keywords:remote desktop connection Citrix   Doc ID:71117
Owner:Alfred K.Group:University of Mississippi Medical Center
Created:2017-02-27 16:06 CSTUpdated:2017-03-01 10:42 CST
Sites:University of Mississippi Medical Center
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