How to Connect Via Remote Desktop

Please note that while this FAQ is generally true for all Remote Desktop connections to campus, it is actually very specific for departmental computers in the departments that CECS supports, BAE, ChE, CE and ECE. 

For connecting to the Computing Lab Virtual Desktops, please reference the FAQ located at http://cecs.engg.ksu.edu/labs/vdi

 

For Windows computers

  • To connect from off-campus, you must first connect to the campus through K-State's Virtual Private Network (VPN).  Attempts to connect directly will not work.  On-campus connections do not need to (and should not) use the VPN.  VPN software (free for K-State faculty/staff/students) is available here.

  • Once connected to the VPN, start the Remote Desktop Connection (Start | All Programs | Accessories | Remote Desktop Connection) and type in the hostname of the computer (in the format of xx0000.engg.ksu.edu, where xx0000 is the CECS-affixed asset tag)

  • Click "Connect" and you will be prompted for your credentials - use "engg\<username>" and your password. After those are accepted, you will be logged in to your office computer from off campus.