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Follow the instructions below to connect to your campus Windows computer once it has been set up for access by Remote Desktop.


  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type Remote Desktop Connection, and then select Remote Desktop Connection.
    Remote Desktop Connection app


    Click on the Windows Start button
    Windows logo icon for Start menu

    Navigate to Windows Accessories
    Windows Accessories folder in Start menu

    Click on Remote Desktop Connection
    Remote Desktop Connection in Start menu

  2. In the Computer field, enter in either your University computer’s Full computer name or IP address from above
    Remote Desktop Connection window with computer name entered

  3. Click Connect

  4. If prompted to trust the certificate, click to View Certificate, and click Always Trust to prevent seeing this warning again for this PC

  5. If prompted, enter your ualbany\NetID (with your NetID) and password for the security credentials.

    • For Username, enter ualbany\NetID (with your NetID)
    • For Password, enter your UAlbany password
      Entering login credentials to connect

Need more help? Contact the ITS Service Desk.