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Remote Desktop → Linux Instructions

The following page(s) contain instructions on using Remote Desktop to connect to Faculty & Staff Windows computers on the UMKC campus (from off-campus).

Attention: Your campus computer must be powered on and you must also have rights to access your computer remotely. You must also follow these steps (one time only) to ensure your campus computer is ready to accept Remote Desktop connections. If you need assistance, please contact the IS Call Center or your IT Liaison.

Linux Remote Desktop Connection Instructions

The instructions below are an example of how to use various Remote Desktop clients on Ubuntu. These instructions are subject to change. Actual steps will differ depending on the Linux distribution and which RDP app you decide to use.

Remmina Remote Desktop Client
  1. Connect to UMKC via VPN. Instructions on VPN connections can be found here
  2. Open Remmina
  3. Click the green +
  4. Next to Name, enter the name of the remote computer. If you are unable to determine the name of your campus (office) computer, contact the IS Call Center or your IT Liaison
  5. Change the protocol to RDP
  6. Next to Server, enter the name of the remote computer
  7. Next to User Name, enter your SSO username
  8. Optional: If you choose to store your password, it is strongly recommended that you password protect your device. Next to Password, enter your SSO Password. Note: you will need to update your Remote Desktop settings every time you change your SSO password.
  9. Next to Domain, enter umkc-users
  10. Click Save
  11. To open the remote desktop session, double click the entry with the name of the remote computer
  12. Note: if you did not store your password (step 8), you will be prompted to enter your SSO password
  13. If you are prompted to accept a certificate, click OK
If you have not recently connected to this computer there will be a delay as your profile is created. This is normal.
You are now connected!


Terminal Server Client
  1. The terminal server client (tsclient) can be installed in Ubuntu 11.04 by executing the following command: "sudo apt-get install tsclient"
  2. Connect to UMKC via VPN. Instructions on VPN connections can be found here
  3. Open tsclient
  4. Next to Computer, enter the name of the remote computer you would like to connect to. If you are unable to determine the name of your campus (office) computer, contact the IS Call Center or your IT Liaison
  5. Change the protocol to RDP
  6. Next to User Name, enter your SSO username
  7. Optional: If you choose to store your password, it is strongly recommended that you password protect your device. Next to Password, enter your SSO Password. Note: you will need to update your Remote Desktop settings every time you change your SSO password.
  8. Next to Domain, enter umkc-users
  9. Click Save As (once saved you can skip steps 1-11)
  10. Next to Name, enter the name of the remote computer
  11. Click OK
  12. Click Connect
If you have not recently connected to this computer there will be a delay as your profile is created. This is normal.
You are now connected!