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Remote Desktop Access for Android

You must know the name of the computer to which you want to connect. If you are connecting to your office PC at Olin, you can determine your computer name by doing the following.

Windows 7 - Click the Start button, right-click Computer, and then click Properties. Your computer name will be listed under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings. You will need the full computer name.

Windows 8 - Select Settings from the sidebar, then click PC Info. Your computer name will be listed under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings. You will need the full computer name.

If you logon with your WUSTL Key account instead of an Olin account, you must first connect using the VPN. The Remote Desktop Gateway is not curently compatible with WUSTL Key logons.

Setup Remote Desktop

  1. If you have not installed Microsoft Remote Desktop, download and install Microsoft Remote Desktop from the Google Play Store.
  2. Open the Remote Desktop client.
  3. Tap Gateways, then tap the plus sign.
  4. Select Gateway name and enter RDS Olin.
  5. Select Server and enter rds-gateway.olin.wustl.edu.
  6. Tap Done.

    You have now added a Remote Desktop Gateway which you will use with your connections. Your next step is to create a computer connection.
     
  7. Tap Remote Desktops.
  8. Tap the plus sign.
  9. Select Connection name and enter a name for this connection.
  10. Select PC name, enter the full name of the computer to which you are trying to connect.
  11. Tap Gateway and select RDS Olin.
  12. Enter your username and password where indicated. Faculty and staff should use their Olin account, and students should use their WUSTL Key account. Make sure you enter your username in the format OLIN\username (for Olin accounts) or ACCOUNTS\username (for WUSTL Key accounts). Replace username with your username. Tap Save,
  13. Tap Done on the Remote Desktop screen.

You have now installed Remote Desktop and added a computer to the list. If you have other computers to which you need to connect, repeat steps 7-13.

 

Using Remote Desktop

  1. Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop app.
  2. Tap the computer name to which you want to connect.
  3. If you are prompted to enter a logon, enter you Olin username and password when prompted. Make sure you enter your username as OLIN\username (for Olin accounts) or ACCOUNTS\username (for WUSTL Key accounts). Repalce username with your username. For example, if your username is JOHNSON, you would enter either OLIN\JOHNSON or ACCOUNTS\JOHNSON, depending on which account you are using.

 

Ending your Session

To end your Remote Desktop session, we recommend that you logoff. If you just close the Remote Desktop program or if you select Disconnect, your remote session remains open. Only use the disconnect option if you need to stay logged in.

  1. In the remote session, go to Start and select Logoff (to logoff your remote session) or Disconnect (to keep your remote session logged in).

 

Adding Remote Gateway to an Existing Connection

If you already have connections that are not using a gateway, follow these steps to add a gateway.

  1. Tap Gatewayli>
  2. If RDS Olin is already listed, you can stop here.
  3. Select Gateway name and enter RDS Olin.
  4. Select Server and enter rds-gateway.olin.wustl.edu.
  5. Tap Done.

To edit a connection to use a gateway, do the following:

  1. Tap the edit icon for the connection you want to change.
  2. If RDS Olin is already listed for the Gateway, you can tap Cancel and stop here.
  3. Tap Gateway and select RDS Olin.
  4. Tap Done on the Remote Desktop screen.
  5. Repeats these steps for any other connections you may have.

 

Additional Information

For additional detailed infromation, please refer to Microsoft's Getting Started with Remote Desktop Client on Android and FAQ for Remote Desktop Client on Android.