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Remote Desktop → Prerequisites

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.

Please follow these steps to ensure your campus computer is ready to accept Remote Desktop connections.

Remote Desktop Prerequisites

Windows XP

  1. Right Click on the My Computer icon, on your desktop.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Select the Remote tab.
  4. Be sure that "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer" is checked.
  5. Write down the Full Computer Name

Windows 7 & Vista

  1. Click the Start button, then Right Click on the "Computer" icon.
  2. Select Properties
  3. Write down the Full Computer Name
  4. Click on Remote Settings located in the left column.
  5. Be sure that "Allow connections from computer running any..." is selected.

Windows 8.1

  1. Right Click on the Start Button
  2. Select System
  3. Write down the Full Computer Name
  4. Click on Remote Settings located in the left column
  5. Be sure that "Allow remote connections to this computer" is selected.


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