University Of Glasgow Remote Desktop

University Of Glasgow Remote Desktop

Remote desktop

From any device, anywhere, you can log on to a virtual desktop. This lets you use the same programs, applications and filestore as you can when you log in to a computer cluster PC (students), or a staff desktop PC (staff).

You will need

  • An Internet connection
  • A remote desktop client on your device

Instructions

Windows

Windows 10

  1. Launch the built-in Remote Desktop client
  2. Double click on Remote Desktop Connection (‘Desktop app’ version)
  3. In the window that appears, enter the following settings:
    • Computer:
      • STUDENT: csceremote.gla.ac.uk
      • STAFF: ssdremote.gla.ac.uk
    • Click Show Options
    • User name: campus\yourGUID (eg campus\123456Z)
    • Password: your GUID password
  4. Click Connect

 

Earlier versions of Windows

    1. Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Remote Desktop Connection
    2. In some versions you’ll also need to choose the Communications sub-folder
    3. Enter the following settings:
      • Computer:
        • STUDENT: csceremote.gla.ac.uk
        • STAFF: ssdremote.gla.ac.uk
      • User: campus\yourGUID (eg campus\123456Z)
      • Password: your GUID password

University Of Glasgow Remote Desktop

Mac (OSX 10.6 and above)

  1. Download Microsoft Remote Desktop client
  2. Install and open the client
  3. Enter the following settings:
    • Connection name: your choice of nickname
    • PC name:
      • STUDENT: csceremote.gla.ac.uk
      • STAFF: ssdremote.gla.ac.uk
    • Username: campus\yourGUID (eg campus\123456Z)
    • Password: your GUID password
    • Full screen: deselect this if you want to be able to switch between the remote desktop and your Mac desktop more easily
    • All other settings: leave as default

Android

  1. Download Microsoft Remote Desktop client
  2. Install and open the app
  3. Press + to add an account
  4. Enter the following settings:
    • Connection name: whatever you want to call this connection
    • PC Name:
      • STUDENT: csceremote.gla.ac.uk
      • STAFF: ssdremote.gla.ac.uk
    • User name: campus\yourGUID (eg campus\1234567z)
    • Password: your GUID password
  5. Press √ to confirm settings
  6. Select the newly created connection to connect

University Of Glasgow Remote Desktop

Remote desktop tips and advice

  • Don’t save anything to the desktop as it won’t be available to you from you normal workstation. Use your M: or K: drive instead.
  • From inside the remote desktop, you can’t work on files stored on the device you’re using. You can only access/save/modify/delete files on your M: of K: drive.
  • You can’t add your own programs to the remote desktop.
  • You should be able to print to your local printer.
  • At the end of your session, log out. If you just close the client window this will leave your Remote Desktop session running. It will eventually be stopped automatically, but you will lose any unsaved data.