How to Use the Law School Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Remote Desktop (RDP)

Effective Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Due to a sharp increase in cyber-attacks, we have modified our remote desktop connection process. This applies to those who access network drives, Time Matters, or similar School of Law resources from a home computer (or from a laptop while traveling, etc.). Before using a remote desktop session, you must first connect to the campus virtual private network (VPN). VPN creates a secure link between your machine and campus resources.

Below are updated instructions which relate to the connection process for both Windows and Mac users.

Windows Users:

  1. Install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client: Instructions

  2. Download and save the Remote Desktop (RDP) client to your home computer or laptop:

    • Select this link and click the Save button when done.
    • Use the Browse option to locate your Desktop and then click Save.
  3. Use the Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to Remote Desktop (RDP): Instructions

Mac Users:

  1. Install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client: Instructions

  2. Download and install the Remote Desktop app for your Mac: Instructions

  3. Use the Remote Desktop app to connect to the Law School VPN on your Mac: Instructions


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