Remote Desktop

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Service Description:

Remote Desktop is software that allows you use one computer to connect to another one on campus.

Note:  In order to use remote desktop off-campus, You will need to first install and then run VPN software prior to connecting with Remote Desktop.

Available to:

Faculty, Staff

How to access the service:

For Windows computers:

Remote Desktop is already built-in to all Windows’ Operating Systems, therefore using the software does not require any downloads or software installations.  However, an office computer will need an administrator to set up the security, to allow the remote connection, before it can be used.  Please contact our Help Desk at help@pitzer.edu to request this setup.

Run Remote Desktop:

  • Click the Start Button
  • Use the Search feature to find “Remote Desktop Connection
  • Enter in your full Computer Name (the computer you wish to connect to)
  • Click Connect
  • You will be prompted for your login credentials, use:
    • Username:  PITZER\pitzerusername
    • Password:  pitzerpassword

 

For Apple Computers:

First, download Remote Desktop in the App Store.  Search for “Microsoft Remote Desktop” by the Microsoft Corporation.  As with Windows computers, a office computer must first be set up to accept remote connections.  Please contact our Help Desk at help@pitzer.edu to request this setup.

Run Remote Desktop:

  • Find Remote Desktop Connection under Applications
  • Enter in the full Computer Name (the computer you wish to connect to)
  • Click Connect
  • A prompt will ask for login credentials, use:
    • Username:  PITZER\pitzerusername
    • Password:  pitzerpassword

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