Information Technology Services
- You must have the newest UTHSC
Cisco VPN product installed. The download and installation instructions
can be found here.
through those instructions first, then come back to this page.
- If you have never connected to your
work computer using remote desktop, you must first configure your work computer to
allow remote desktop connections.
NOTE: You must be running Windows XP Professional, Windows
Vista Business, or Windows Vista Ultimate or Windows 7 on your work computer to use remote
- For XP Professional users, right click on
"My Computer", then click on "Properties", and select the "Remote" tab to see
the screen below.
- For Vista users, right click on
"Computer", then click on "Properties" and select "Remote Settings" to get the
- Select the "Allow Remote Connections" radio
button then click "Apply" and "OK" to close the window.
- You will need to know the DNS host name of your work computer to
connect remotely. To find the DNS host name, click on this link
https://ipreg.uthsc.edu/status.php from your work computer. You'll see a window that looks
like the one below.
NOTE: You cannot click on this link from off campus. This must be
done while you are at work.
- Write down the "DNS entry" on this
page. You'll need it to connect from off-campus to your work computer.
- From your home computer, run the Cisco VPN client and log in according
to the Cisco VPN instructions.
- To connect to your work computer, open
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection and type the DNS name of your work computer
followed by ".uthsc.edu" in the "Computer:" field, and click "Connect". In this example, the full DNS name is
NOTE: Your home computer must have Microsoft Remote
Desktop installed to connect. This won't work otherwise. Remote
Desktop comes pre-loaded on Windows XP and Vista and can be found under "Start",
"Accessories". It must be installed separately for other operating
- If everything has been properly
configured, you should be asked to log in to your work machine just as if you were at