Remote Desktop for Windows

The Remote Desktop Connection is a built-in application in Windows 7 and 10, which allows Pace employees (staff, faculty) to connect to their Pace office/work computer remotely from another computer.  This allows them to work on files and programs, and access network resources, as if they were physically sitting in front of their office/work computer.

If connecting from another on-campus computer/laptop, which is already on the Pace domain, you only need to use the Remote Desktop Connection application.  If connecting from an off-campus computer, such as your home computer/laptop, you will first need to connect to Pace VPN, and then use the Remote Desktop Connection.  In both cases, you need to know your Pace work computer name.

To learn how to find your computer name, review:

To learn how to download and connect to Pace Virtual Private Networking (VPN), review:

Remote Desktop Connection: Step-by-step guide

If you are off campus you will need to connect to the Pace Virtual Private Network VPN first.

  1. Click Windows Start button
  2. Windows 7: Select All Programs and click Accessories
    Windows 10: Type Remote Desktop Connection to search
  3. Click Remote Desktop Connection

    The Remote Desktop Connection dialog box displays.
  4. Type your Pace work computer name in the Computer field
  5. Click Connect
  6. If prompted, click OK to accept the Pace University’s Appropriate Use Policy
  7. Enter your MyPace Portal Username and Password to log into your office computer

  8. Click OK

  9. If prompted, click Yes to accept the certificate

Disconnecting from Remote Desktop and VPN sessions for Windows 7 and 10

To end a Remote Desktop session:

  1. Hover over the top of the screen if toolbar is hidden
  2. Click the X on the toolbar at the top-middle portion of the screen
  3. Click OK

To end a VPN session:

  1. Double-Click (or Right-Click) Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client icon on your computer's task bar
  2. Click Disconnect

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