Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop allows a UWSP faculty or staff member to connect securely to their office computer while at home or at another location and work as though they were sitting in their office.

Note: Before you can use remote desktop you may need to wake up your office computer. To do this visit

Windows Remote Desktop

Windows Remote Desktop allows you to connect securely to a computer (host) running Microsoft Windows from another computer (client).

When you connect to your office computer from home, your office computer will lock, so no one else can access your applications and files while you are physically out of your office. When you come back to your computer at work, you can unlock it by pressing the CTRL+ALT+DEL keys.

Below are instructions to connect to your UWSP office PC from another computer.

Apple Screen Sharing & Virtual Private Network

With Apple Screen Sharing and a Virtual Private Network (VPN) configured, faculty and staff can connect to an UWSP Apple computer (host) from another Apple computer (client).

Requirements to use this service:

  • A UWSP Apple computer running 10.8 or newer
  • A UWSP Apple computer must be joined to UWSP domain
  • A UWSP Apple computer with Screen Sharing Settings configured
  • A home or client computer running 10.6 or newer
  • A home or client computer with a A UWSP VPN connection

To request installation of this service, please enter an IT work order.

Once your UWSP IT work order has been completed, follow the VPN Setup instructions to establish a connection from your home/client computer. Then connect to your UWSP Apple Computer following the Screen Sharing instructions.

Contact Information

Service Desk
023 Albertson Hall (ALB)
715-346-HELP (4357) or 1-877-832-8977