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Remote Desktop Access for iOS (iPhone & iPad)

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.

Setup Remote Desktop

  1. If you have not installed Microsoft Remote Desktop, download and install Microsoft Remote Desktop from the App Store.
  2. Open the Remote Desktop client.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Gateway.
  5. Tap Add gateway.
  6. Tap Gateway name, enter RDS Olin, and tap Save.
  7. Tap Server, enter rds-gateway.olin.wustl.edu, and tap Save.
  8. Tap Save on the Gateway screen.
  9. Tap Settings.
  10. Tap Done.

    You have now added a Remote Desktop Gateway. Your next step is to create a computer connection.
     
  11. Tap New Remote Desktop.
  12. Tap Connection name and enter a name for this connection.
  13. Tap PC name, enter the full name of the computer to which you are trying to connect, and tap Save.
  14. Tap User name and 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.
  15. Tap Gateway, then tap RDS Olin.
  16. Tap Save on the Remote Desktop screen.

You have now added a computer to the list. If you have other computers to which you need to connect, repeat steps 11-16.

 

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. Select Store to save the credentials.

 

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. Click Preferences.
  2. If RDS Olin is already listed, you can stop here.
  3. Click the plus sign (+) to add a new gateway.
  4. Click Gateway name, enter RDS Olin, and click Save.
  5. Click Server, enter rds-gateway.olin.wustl.edu, and click Save.
  6. Click Save on the Gateway screen.

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

  1. Tap the information 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.
  4. Tap RDS Olin.
  5. Tap Save.
  6. Repeats these steps for any other connections you may have.

 

Additional Information

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