Dominican University - Remote Desktop Access

Why you might need Remote Desktop Access

You may need to run an application that you do not have installed on your own machine such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, Adobe Dreamweaver, or Microsoft Excel. An easy way to do this is to go to the Dominican Tech Center and use one of the machines there. Those machines have access to almost any software package that you will need.

If you don't want to make the trip to Dominican, or license your own copy of the software, you can access software that Dominican has licensed for student and faculty use on one of Dominican's servers (acatsnew.dom.edu).

Especially if you have a MAC, it will be easier to run Windows software on Dominican's server or local machines rather than license Parallels, Microsoft Windows, and the Windows software that you need to use and then install "all of that" on your MAC like I have done.

 

How to get Remote to a single App- PC

https://remoteapp.dom.edu


Type this into the URL of any web browser or click on the link above.


Type in your username and password ( username has to have dom/your username).

Once you get in, click on the app you want to launch and it will launch the remote desktop
for you.


Then it may ask you to type in your username and password again but this time you just need you username 
and not the dom/ in front of the username.

Once that is done you should be able to work on the app on or off campus.

How to get Remote Desktop Access - PC

Use these instructions:

http://www.millerjw.com/dom/gsb622online/week3/PCRemoteAccess/PCRemoteAccess.pdf

How to get Remote Desktop Access - MAC

Use these instructions: http://www.millerjw.com/dom/gsb622online/week3/MACRemoteAccess/MACRemoteAccess.pdf

 

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If you have difficulty connecting, you can contact Dominican Technical Support at https://supportcenter.dom.edu/new-ticket

If you see a problem in these instructions and want me to update them, please contact me at jmiller@dom.edu

 

Obsolete MAC Instructions - ignore for now

Download the latest version of the Microsoft Remote Desktop app from the App Store.

Once you find it in the App Store on your MAC it should look something like this.

Download and install the Microsoft Remote Desktop app onto your macine.


Type this (https://remoteapp.dom.edu) into the URL of any web browser or click on the link in this sentence.


Type in your username and password ( username has to have dom/your username)

Once you get in, click on the app you want to launch and it might launch the remote desktop app you just installed
or it might ask you to save an rdp file.

If you are asked to save an rdp file, save it to a convenient location such as your downloads folder or your desktop

Double click on the saved rdp file and this should launch the remote desktop that you previously installed.

Then it may ask you to type in your username and password again but this time you just need you username 
and not the dom/ in front of the username.

Once that is done you should be able to work on the app on or off campus.