Remote Desktop - Windows 8

  1. When you are at the starting screen start typing Remote Desktop Connection without clicking on anything.  This should bring up the search window.  Select Remote Desktop Connection from the list that pops up.

  2. Enter your UWSP Computer name and then select Show Options.
    • Visit the General FAQ page for instructions on how to find a UWSP computer name.
    • If you are off campus, follow your computer name with .uwsp.edu


  3. Click the Advanced tab.

  4. Click Settings…

  5. Select "Use these RD Gateway server settings" and for the "Server name" type in remotedesktop.uwsp.edu.  Then uncheck the Bypass RD Gateway server for local addresses.

  6. Click Ok for the RD Gateway Server Settings.
  7. Click Connect for the Remote Desktop Connection.
  8. You may be prompted for your UWSP username@uwsp.edu and your UWSP password and click OK.

You are now remote connected to your computer.

Is your computer asleep or powered off? Visit the Wake My Computer website to power on your computer.