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Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop
For security purposes, your office computer does not accept remote desktop connection by default. If remote desktop connection to your office computer is desirable, please consult with VIT to set it up.
Once your office computer is set up to accept authorized remote desktop connection:
From a remote Windows XP Pro computer,

  1. Go to the Start menu >> Accessories >> Communications >> Remote Desktop Connection.
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  3. A window will appear. Enter your computer name followed by .usc.edu
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  5. Login as you would at work.

 

From a remote Windows Vista/Windows 7 computer,

  1. Go to the Start menu >> All Programs >> Remote Desktop Connection OR, In the search box, search for Remote Desktop Connection.
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  3. A window will appear. Enter your computer name followed by .usc.edu
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  5. Login as you would at work.

 

From a remote Apple Mac computer,

  1. If your remote computer is a Mac and you would like to remote desktop to a Windows PC on campus, there is a Remote Desktop Application available from Microsoft. The website is http://microsoft.com/mac/products/remote-desktop/default.mspx. Download and install the application. The current version is 2.0
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  3. After installation, navigate to your Applications Folder and look for the Remote Desktop Connection for Mac and launch it.
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  5. A window will appear. Enter your computer name followed by .usc.edu
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  7. Login as you would at work.
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