Remote Desktop Gateway
Our remote desktop gateway allows you to connect to your desktop computer via remote
desktop (terminal services) without the need to
VPN. Your connection is also
wrapped inside SSL (the same technology as used to encrypt
your internet banking session)
for security and so that you are able to use it from hotels and other public access connections.
Windows XP SP3 and above (see below for configuration instructions).
ou can automatically configure your RDP client by
downloading this .rdp file
, saving it to
your computer, then running it by double clicking [
login required]. Now skip
down to the
Windows manual configuration
If you prefer to manually configure your client, follow these steps:
1. Start the Remote Desktop application and expand
tab then click the
button under “Connect from
Select the “
Use these RD Gateway server settings
” radio button and fill in:
Ask for password (NTLM)
Ensure “Bypass RD Gateway s
erver for local settings” is checked
Use my RD Gateway credentials for the remote computer
Click OK then click options to contract the screen and return to the connection screen.
Enter into the Remote Desktop Connection textbox:
If you have downloaded the StaffDesktop.rdp file, just click on the file and you will be
prompted with this screen.
Tick the checkbox “Don’t ask me again for remote connections from this publisher.”
When prompted enter your
domain username and password, ensuring the
username is entered as
Your session should now connect.
Please be aware that the connection process may take up to one minute, depending on
internet connection speed.
During this process, a secure SSL tunnel is being created.
Once you have logged onto the StaffDesktop, you will see a desktop similar to the standard
college Windows 7 desktop.
Note: Be sure to click Start and Log Off when y
our finished working on the StaffDesktop.
Having issues with Windows XP or Vista?
Make sure you are running XP SP3 or Vista SP2
Visit this Microsoft technote and install the required undated version of Remote Desktop
If you still experience issues, and you are running XP SP3 you may also need to install the
Credential Security Provider (CredSSP) Fix