Virtual Desktop

The College of Engineering now offers a limited number of Virtual Desktops to our students. A virtual desktop is a virtualized computer that can be accessed from any internet-connected computer in the world and will allow our users to access any of the software that we currently provide in our computing labs and classrooms. A complete list of this software is available here.

To connect from off-campus, you must first connect to the campus through K-State's Virtual Private Network(link is external) (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(link is external).

Once you are connected to the VPN, or are physically on campus, you will just need to download our RDP connection file below, and once it is on your computer, double click it. You will need to come to this webpage and download a new connection file everytime you are wanting to access our remote systems.

If you are on a computer supported by CECS, you might not get prompted for a username. If you are not, or if you are prompted, make sure you enter your username in the "domain" format of ENGG\<eID>, and that you use your Engineering password, which you can set here.

The second set of connection files are exclusively for people that need to access the Aashtoware ME Design software. This software is no longer available on the regular Virtual Desktops due to licensing restrictions.

MAC USERS: You must be on the official Microsoft Remote Desktop app, on the latest version. You must import this .RDP file into the app and then connect from there.


To checkout an Engineering Virtual Desktop, click the button and download the RDP file, it could take 30-40 seconds before you can login: