How To Set Up A Remote Desktop And Control Your Computer From

How to Remote access computer?

Computer / May 16, 2021

Using a Temple resource called TUapps, you can access the programs and files on your office computer from off campus.

Overview

Using a Temple resource called TUapps, you can access the programs and files on your office computer from off campus. The connection makes it appear as if you are actually sitting in front of the computer clicking on programs, opening files, etc. To use this service, perform the steps below.

Notes:

  • At this time, you can only access a Windows computer from off-campus. We are looking for a solution for remotely accessing a Mac from off-campus.

Prepare Your Windows Office Computer

Perform the following steps on your office computer:

Windows 10

  1. To enable Remote Desktop, right-click the Start button and select System.
  2. Click Remote Settings on the left.
  3. Click the Remote tab.
  4. Check the box next to Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (recommended).
    Note: Depending on your access privileges, these options may be greyed out, preventing you from enabling Remote Desktop connections on your office computer. In this case, contact the Computer Services Help Desk by using the Request Help tab on the Computer Services home page.
  5. Click OK.
  6. To disable Sleep Mode, right-click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  7. Click Hardware and Sound. (If you don't see the Hardware and Sound option, click View by: on the right and from the drop down list, select Category.)
  8. Next, in the Power Options section, click Change when the computer sleeps.
  9. In the Put the computer to sleep box, select Never from the drop-down list. Note that if your office computer is a laptop, you wil see separate settings for On battery and Plugged in. Set the Plugged in computer sleep setting to Never.
  10. Then, click Save changes.
  11. Finally, you will need to know the hostname of your office computer. To obtain the hostname, go to and make note of the name next to Hostname.

Windows 7

  1. To enable Remote Desktop, click Start and select Computer.
  2. Click System Properties.
  3. Check the box next to Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop.
    Note: Depending on your access privileges, these options may be greyed out, preventing you from enabling Remote Desktop connections on your office computer. In this case, contact the Computer Services Help Desk by using the Request Help tab on the Computer Services home page.
  4. To disable Sleep Mode, click Start/Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Power Options.
  5. In the left pane of the Select a power plan window, click Change when the computer sleeps.
  6. Make sure the display is set to turn off at a specified time after not being used.
  7. Click the arrow button next to Put the computer to sleep, and select Never.
  8. Click Save changes.

Source: computerservices.temple.edu