Remote Desktop - Accessing your HSLC Windows desktop from the internet

How to access your HSLC Windows desktop computer when you are away from the office.

From your HSLC work computer

1. Find out the IP address

Open a browser and go to the following address:

You IP address will be a number that looks something like 128.104.###.###

Make a note of this number you will need it for the Remote Desktop Connection

2. Change your HSLC work computer's power settings so that it does not go into sleep mode.

Start Menu – Control Panel – Power Options – Change plan settings

Put the computer to sleep: Never

3. Check your Remote Desktop settings.

Start Menu – Computer (right click on) – Properties – Remote settings

Check box next to: Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure)

4. Leave your HSLC work computer on, but not logged in.

From the (Windows) computer being used to connect to your HSLC work computer.

1. Download and install the WiscVPN client called GlobalProtect

The GlobalProtect can run the following two ways:

2. Launch the GlobalProtect

Use the following server address: and click the Connect button.

Login with your NetID username and password

3. Open Remote Desktop Connection to your HSLC Work Computer

Start Menu – All programs – Accessories – Remote Desktop Connection

In the Remote Desktop Connection window under Computer:

Type in the IP address (128.104.###.###) of your HSLC Work Computer and click Connect

The Windows Login for your HSLC Work Computer will appear.

Type in the same credentials you use to login while you are at your desk, with the exception of adding MSAD\ before the username.

Example: MSAD\bbadger

4. When finished with your remote desktop session, LOG OFF from the HSLC Work Computer.

Prevent data loss or corruption by never leaving files open on your remote desktop session.

Note about running WiscVPN -GlobalProtect

WiscVPN also encrypts data while it is in transit, both through regular and wireless networks. Since wireless networks are notoriously insecure, using VPN can give you another layer of security and protection, particularly when you’re sending sensitive information.