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Remote Desktop (Windows)

Remote Desktop allows UWF employees the ability to remotely connect to their office computer from another computer.

Remote Desktop enables employees working from home to access their office computer for saved files, software applications, and local and remote devices (e.g. printers). 

Gateway Required

Remote users must configure their RDP client to use an RD Gateway. Please follow the instructions below:

Setting Up Your Remote Desktop Connections

To set up your office computer for remote desktop, make a note of the computer name, as it will be needed when configuring the remote connection. Only Windows office computers can be configured to use Microsoft Remote Desktop.

Instructions for Configuring Your Windows Office Computer

Windows and Mac
Windows Instructions 
Requirements: Remote Desktop Connection client pre-installed on Windows

Mac OS X 10.6 or later - Instructions
Requirements: Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 for Mac

Mobile Devices
iOS Instructions (for version 6.0 or later or later)
Requirements: iOS -  Microsoft Remote Desktop 8 for iOS

Android Instructions (for version 2.2 or later)
Requirements: Android - Microsoft Remote Desktop 8 for Android

Troubleshooting Your Remote Desktop Connection

Troubleshooting Remote Desktop Connectivity