Working from Home
Information on working from home and other remote locations. Preparation, testing, featured how to documents, and searching for more answers.
Preparing to Work Remotely Checklist
Setup your work computer to allow connection to it remotely: Remote to your work computer from home
Test Ahead of Time
- Log into Zoom at least one time to ensure your account is setup and fully installed on your computer.
- Log into Skype at least one time to ensure program is setup and you know how.
- Know the network drives you use for file storage (\\fido\YourFolderNameHere\): Discover my Network Drives
- If your university laptop has been off for awhile, power it up while at work. If powered on, restart to apply updates, get security patches, and current virus protections.
University Laptop Setup
Take your laptop home ahead of time and test the following:
- Connect to home WiFi
- Log-in / launch commonly used apps
- Launch the VPN if needed to use your common apps and connect to share drives (files)
- Make a phone call with Skype, test your mic and sound
- Launch a Zoom meeting
Non-university Computer Setup
- Open your email in a browser with Outlook Web App
- Setup and run a Vet Med RemoteApp that you have access to
- Remote into your work computer
- Test call forwarding from work if applicable.
- Test the Skype App on your mobile device if using.
Items to bring home
- Laptop power cable
- 2FA token
Working from Home How Tos
Remote into your work computer (Windows only): Remote to your work computer from home
Access email and calendar from anywhere (OWA): Access Email and Calendar
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
How to setup a VPN: VPN Client Download and Setup
- Which campus applications require a VPN? Link
- Which Vet Med application require a VPN? VPN required apps
Remote Application Setup
- Setup remote application access (Carestream PACS, Vetstar, VADDS, RaptorMed): Remote Access to PACS, RaptorMed, Q-Pulse, Vetstar, SANDI
- Zoom Video Conferencing Quick Guide: Zoom Video Conferencing
- Getting started with Zoom training video (14 mins): Link
Files and Storage
- Mapping network drives: Map a Network Drive
Note: Network drives can also be accessed by a non-university computer if a VPN is running on that computer.
2FA TokenI left my 2FA Token at work, what are my options? 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) Guide
Skype for Business:
- Logging into Skype: Logging into Skype for Business
- Skype how to quick instructions list: [Link for document 51904 is unavailable at this time]
- Skype training videos: Skype for Business - Online Training Videos
- Setup Skype for Business on a Mobile devices (take work calls at home and IM): Skype for Business App for Mobile Devices
- Forward work calls to another number: Skype for Business App for Mobile Devices
Knowledgebase General How Tos:
- Vet Med specific searchable Knowledge Base: https://answers.uillinois.edu/illinois.vetmed/
- University of Illinois System searchable Knowledge Base: https://answers.uillinois.edu/