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.
  2. Download and save the Remote Desktop (RDP) client to your home computer or laptop:
    • Download this file, and save to Desktop: SOL_RDP
    • Use the Browse option to locate your Desktop and then click Save.
  3. Use the Remote Desktop app to connect to the Law School VPN on your PC using Multi-factor Authentication (MFA): VPN with MFA & RDP for PC

 

Mac Users:

  1. Install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client: Mac Install VPN
  2. Download and install the Remote Desktop app for your Mac.
  3. Use the Remote Desktop app to connect to the Law School VPN on your Mac using Multi-factor Authentication (MFA): VPN with MFA & RDP for Mac