ACF: Remote Desktop Service - Connecting with Windows

This document explains how to connect to the ACF Remote Desktop service for Microsoft Windows users.

ACF Remote Desktop Connection with Windows

If you are not on the campus network, you must use the Technology Services' Virtual Private Networking (VPN). For instructions on how to do this, visit the Technology Services VPN website.

If you are on the campus network, you do not need to use the VPN connection. However, if you are experiencing network/connection issues you should try using the VPN.

From your start menu, search for and select the program "Remote Desktop Connection". This is pre-installed with most Windows versions.

Click here to see a list of available machines within the ACF Remote Desktop service.

Once you have selected an available machine, enter its name into the Remote Desktop Connection window.

Click the 'Connect' button. You will then be asked to enter your credentials. These are your netID and Campus Active Directory (AD) password. You also need to enter "UOFI\" before your netID, eg: UOFI\myNetid

At this point, you should now be logged into the remote machine. 

To Modify the Resolution

You can change the resolution of the Remote Desktop window. These settings can be found by clicking "Show options" and then viewing the "Display" tab.

From this window you can select which resolution you wish to use.



By default, this Remote Desktop program is set to print to the local printer (at your home, dorm, etc.).

To verify this, click "Show Options" and select the 'Local Resources' tab.

Note that under the 'Local Resources' tab, 'Printers' is checked.



Keywords:acf remote desktop, remote connect, acf, remote service, remote windows   Doc ID:89742
Owner:Chad J.Group:University of Illinois - ACES
Created:2019-02-15 11:12 CSTUpdated:2019-02-15 11:13 CST
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