Remote Desktop, Enabling and using the Remote Desktop Gateway

I need to use the Remote Deskop Gateway, how do I get started?
2) Configuring the Remote Desktop Gateway on your Windows and Mac OS X machine:  On Windows 7 or greater computers, you can download a pre-configured RDP file from
A few things to note:
  • If you are restricting Remote Desktop access by IP address, you'll need to allow incoming connections from the IP addresses of the Remote Desktop Gateway servers:
    • (As of June 13, 2023 this will change to
  • Some Departments may manage these settings.  If you encounter any difficulty configuring Remote Desktop, contact your local IT Pro
  • If your off-campus computer is not running Windows, you will need to use a supported Microsoft RDP client that supports using a Remote Desktop Gateway server. Configure it to use server name: and select either "prompt for authentication" or enter your credentials.

Keywordsrdp mac windows network   Doc ID99050
OwnerActive D.GroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
Created2020-03-18 11:25 CDTUpdated2023-09-25 08:58 CDT
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