Remote Desktop is a tool for users to connect or access another computer over a network
connection. University employees can use Remote Desktop to access their work computer
desktop environment from their home or other remote computer or from another computer
on the University network. Instructions for enabling Remote Desktop on your work computer
and connecting to that computer from on or off campus are listed below. For off-campus
access, a virtual private network (VPN) will need to be initiated before connecting
to the computer via remote desktop. See the
VPN page for more information on VPN and two factor authentication.
*Note: To connect remotely from a Windows computer to an Apple/Mac computer, additional
software is required once VPN is connected. You may still connect to shared drives and
storage without additional software. Call the IMS Service Desk at (210)567-7777
for assistance in mapping drives on a Apple/Mac computer.