Remote Desktop From a Windows Computer to a Windows Computer
How to use Windows Remote Desktop to connect to your office desktop computer from another Windows computer somewhere else.
Please note: To connect to a remote computer, that computer must be powered on.
To connect to your office Windows desktop computer remotely, first you must know the name of your office computer. To do this you must be at your office computer. In the search bar, start typing "System information" and when you see the program come up, click on that.
On the next screen, note down the System Name. This will typically be your department initials followed by a hyphen and a number:
Next, you must install and connect to the departmental VPN on the remote computer that you will be connecting from.
Once the departmental VPN is connected, you can launch the Remote Desktop program. In the search bar, start typing "Remote Desktop Connection" and click on the program when you see it come up.
Then type in your computer name, being sure to add .ad.education.wisc.edu to the end of the name:
After you click Connect you will see the next screen. Click More Choices.
You will now see the below screen. In the top line type soe-ad\ followed by your School of Education username, and then in the second line put in your School of Education password. Click OK and you will connect to your office computer. You may see one more screen come up that asks if you want to trust the remote computer. If you see this, please click OK to trust the computer.
If you have problems with your School of Education username or password, please contact the MERIT helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 608-265-4773.