Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) is a Microsoft technology that allows a local PC to connect to and control a remote PC over a network or the Internet. Unlike a typical VPN connection (which will give a remote computer access to the Parkland network) Remote Desktop will actually allow you to see and control your Parkland PC as though you were sitting directly in front of it. Remote Desktop is intended to be used by Parkland employees for remote access to their Parkland Windows machine (Remote Desktop for Macs is not available at this time). NOTE: While on campus, you can only use Remote Desktop from a Parkland-owned device.
Enable Remote Desktop Connection:
5. If you get a prompt to change your machine's sleep/hibernation settings, please click on the "power options" link in blue, select Change when the computer sleeps in the column on the left and in the “Put the computer to sleep” drop down menu, select Never.
6. There should be no need to click on Select Users as it defaults to allowing access for the person who is signed in to the machine.
7. Select OK.
Note: Remember to leave your computer on when you leave. If you shut it down, you won’t be able to connect to it remotely. Also, if it is a laptop, be sure that it remains plugged in.
Make sure your office computer stays awake so it can respond to Remote Desktop Connection requests.