How to Connect Via Remote Desktop

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, 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.