Setting Up the Remote Desktop under Windows 10

Note: Do not save your documents locally on the remote desktop (desktop, drives C: and D:). User profiles and all locally stored data are deleted at the latest 10 days after the last use (or earlier if necessary).

  • A. Preset Connection

    1. Downloading Preset Connection

    Download the preset connection (.rdp) (by right-clicking on the link and then "Save link as").
    Double-click on the downloaded file and open it (if necessary, via "Open with: Remote Desktop Connection").

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    2. Trusting the connection

    A warning stating that a remote connection shall only be established if you trust the publisher appears. If needed you can check the box so that this warning won't appear on future connections. Click "Connect".

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    If you try to establish a remote connection from outside of the university's network you will be prompted with a message stating that you are entering a digital security area and shall act accordingly. Check the first box saying that you took notice of the message and check the second box if it should only appear when the message has been changed. Click "OK".

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    A warning that the publisher of the remote connection cannot be identified appears. If needed you can check the box again so that this warning won't appear on future connections. Click "Yes".

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    3. Insert User Credentials

    A message that personal files on the remote desktop if not saved elswhere will be deleted regularly appears. Click "OK".

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    Enter the required username YourWWU-ID@wwu.de and your WWU password. Confirm the information by either clicking on the arrow to the right or by pressing enter.

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    4. Connection to Remote Desktop

    The connection to the remote desktop has been successfully established and you can use the programs installed there.

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    5. Terminating the Connection

    Click on the Windows logo in the bottom left of the remote desktop taskbar, then click your name and select "Log off".

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  • B. Setting up the Connection Manually

    1. Starting the Remote Desktop App

    Type "remote desktop" into the search box and open the remote desktop app.

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    2. Options Menu

    The window Remote Desktop Connection appears. Click on "Show Options" down below.

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    3. Settings: Local Resources

    Afterwards, click on the tab "Local Resources" and select "More" at the "Local devices and resources" section.

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    Tick "Drives" and confirm with "OK" to get access to your local files via the virtual desktop.

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    4. Advanced settings

    Then click on the "Advanced" tab and then on "Settings" for "Connect from anywhere".

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    In the following settings menu, enable the "Use these settings for remote desktop gateway servers" option and enter the following server name:
    rdg.wwu.de

    The logon method should remain at "Perform selection later" and the check mark at "Bypass Remote Desktop Gateway Server for local addresses" should be set.

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    5. General Settings

    In the "General" tab, enter the following information:

    • Computer: rd.wwu.de or remotedesktop.wwu.de
    • Username: YourWWU-ID@wwu.de
    (Note: You can save the settings in a file. Go to "Save as" and enter a file name and location. For future connections you can select the file with a double click.) Then click on "Connect".

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    6. Trusting the Connection

    A warning stating that a remote connection shall only be established if you trust the publisher appears. If needed you can check the box so that this warning won't appear on future connections. Click "Connect".

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    If you try to establish a remote connection from outside of the university's network you will be prompted with a message stating that you are entering a digital security area and shall act accordingly. Check the first box saying that you took notice of the message and check the second box if it should only appear when the message has been changed. Click "OK".

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    A warning that the publisher of the remote connection cannot be identified appears. If needed you can check the box again so that this warning won't appear on future connections. Click "Yes".

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    7. Logon to the Remote Desktop

    Login to the remote desktop with YourWWU-ID@wwu.de and your WWU password.

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    You are now successfully connected to the remote desktop and can use the installed programs.

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    8. Ending the Connection

    To end the connection, click on the Windows symbol in the remote desktop taskbar, then on your name and on "Log out".

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