Connect to a Windows computer from a Windows computer

Connect to a Windows computer from a Windows computer

Connect to a Windows computer from a Windows computer

To connect to a Windows computer from a Windows computer do the following:

  1. If you haven’t done so already, download and install the FortiClient VPN
  2. Connect to the FortiClient VPN
  3. Open a web browser and go to the Remote Computer Access website (this example uses Microsoft Edge).
  4. Under the Computer Labs section, select the computer lab you want to access.
  5. Click the Connect button next to an available computer (icons identify a Windows or Apple/macOS computer).

    Kent State University Remote Computer Access
     
  6. A popup window will appear with instructions on how to connect to this lab computer. Click the Download button.

    Connect to Computer
     
  7. An .rdp file will download to your downloads folder. Locate the .rdp file. In Microsoft Edge, you can click the open file link at the bottom of the window to open the file.

    Launch the download
     
  8. When prompted to connect to the computer, click the Connect button.

    Warning message
     
  9. When prompted, enter your Kent State University email address in the Username textbox. Make sure to include @kent.edu in the username.
  10. Enter your Kent State University password in the Password textbox.
  11. Click the OK button.

    Login screen
     
  12. You should be logged into the lab computer remotely at this point and see the desktop of the lab computer.

    Windows desktop

 

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