Remote Desktop allows UWF employees the ability to remotely connect to their office computer from another computer. Remote Desktop enables a variety of scenarios, including working from home (access work saved on your office computer, all of your applications, and local and remote devices) as well as collaborating.
Click the link below to access instructions on setting up your office computer to use remote desktop. You must also make a note of the computer name of your office computer, as it will be needed when configuring the remote computer. You can only configure a windows office computer to use Microsoft Remote Desktop.
Click a link below to access instructions on configuring your home computer to connect to your office computer.
If after connecting your screen remains black or the office computer is in a "frozen" state:
Ensure that both the destination office computer and the source home computer are up-to-date with Windows updates. Some office computers may require additional windows updates to ensure the latest version of the RDP protocol is installed. Contact your LSP or the Help Desk to get assistance.
If the office computer responds slowly:
Try restarting your office computer by following the steps below:
Additional online help for Remote Desktop Connection:
For additional information about Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection: