To connect to your work computer remotely, ensure you have followed the relevant instructions in the answers below:

Create a VPN connection to your work computer

1. Double-click the AnyConnect icon in your taskbar to start up the AnyConnect VPN client. If you have manually installed the VPN client, ensure that "vpn.otago.ac.nz/ssl" is in the white box, then click Connect

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2. Enter your University username and password when prompted

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3. Click Accept to agree to the conditions of use and continue

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4. Once the AnyConnect client has connected to VPN has connected, the client box padlock will have a green tick on it, and the task tray icon will have a locked padlock on it

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To access your Windows work computer from a remote Windows computer:

1. Using the search box in your Start menu, look for Remote Desktop Connection on your remote computer (it should also be available under Desktop App)

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2. In the connection window, enter the fully qualified domain name of your work computer on the network as the Computer, and click Connect

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3. You will be prompted for your University username and password. Enter your username in the format registry\yourusername to access your desktop

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4. You will see a login screen as you would normally on your work computer, and once you are logged on, your work desktop will appear as a new window

To access your Windows work computer from a remote Mac OS X computer:

  1. From your Finder menu, click Go and select Connect to Server
  2. Enter the fully qualified domain name of your work computer in the following format: vnc://xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx where the x's are your fully qualified domain name. Click Connect
  3. You will be prompted for your University username and password. Enter your username in the format registry\yourusername to access your desktop
  4. You will see a login screen as you would normally on your work computer, and when you are logged on, your work desktop will appear as a new window

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Last updated 11/03/2019 11.07 AM
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