Remote Desktop → iOS Instructions

The following page(s) contain instructions on using Remote Desktop to connect to Faculty & Staff 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 your IT Liaison.

iOS Remote Desktop Connection Instructions

Please note: UMKC does not endorse any third party Remote Desktop connection clients. The instructions below are an example of how to use the free version of the Wyse Pocket Cloud RDP app. UMKC does not support Wyse Pocket Cloud and these instructions are subject to change. Actual steps will differ depending on which RDP app you decide to use.
  1. Connect to UMKC via VPN. Instructions on VPN connections can be found here
  2. Open the Pocket Cloud App
  3. Tap Skip Auto Discovery
  4. Tap the + in the upper right corner
  5. Tap Remote Desktop (RDP)
  6. Tap Nickname
  7. Enter a nickname such as UMKC
  8. Tap Save in the upper right corner
  9. Tap Host
  10. Enter the name of the remote computer to connect to. If you are unable to determine the name of your campus (office) computer, contact your IT Liaison.
  11. Tap Save in the upper right corner
  12. Tap Username
  13. Enter ‘umkc-users\’ followed by your SSO username. e.g. umkc-users\doej
  14. Tap Save in the upper right corner
  15. Tap Password
  16. Enter your SSO password. Note: you will need to update this setting every time you change your SSO password
  17. Tap Save in the upper right corner
  18. Tap Save in the upper right corner again
  19. Under Manual Connections, tap UMKC
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!

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