Remote Desktop, Enabling and using the Remote Desktop Gateway

I need to use the Remote Deskop Gateway, how do I get started?


1) Enabling Remote Desktop on your Windows machine: Networking, Remote Desktop Gateway Service, Configuring Windows To Allow Remote Connections  

2) Configuring the Remote Desktop Gateway on your Windows and Mac OS X machine: http://go.illinois.edu/rdpgateway-config.  On Windows 7 or greater computers, you can download a pre-configured RDP file from http://go.illinois.edu/rdpgateway

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:
    • 192.17.172.96/28
    • 204.93.1.192/28
  • 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:  rdpgateway.illinois.edu and select either "prompt for authentication" or enter your credentials.