Installing and Configuring Remote Access Server 2016 Step by Step

How to Remote Access Server?

Server / August 26, 2016

There are several ways for staff and students to access College files, systems and services off campus.
The ICT Service Desk can assist and answer questions regarding the following services.

Email account remote access

Most web browsers, including Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, can be used to access the College email system.

Enter your College username and password when prompted and click Sign in.

Remote Desktop Gateway (RDG)

Remote Desktop Gateway (RDG) is the preferred method of remote access for staff and postgraduate research students with College accounts. This service enables you to connect to your College computer from your personal laptop or computer, without the need to set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. With RDG your connection is encrypted, so you can use it to access our network from hotels and other public access connections.

To access the Imperial network remotely using RDG you need to do two things:

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

All staff and students can set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to access to the following services via a secure network internet connection:

  • College file directories;
  • files stored on the network e.g. H: drive;
  • internal systems like ICIS;
  • College licensed software;
  • software that requires a connection to a College-basd licence server e.g. Qualtrics.

You will need to set up the VPN connection on your machine or device. Connections are available for most remote operating systems and are usually free of charge, but may incur a licence fee. You are bound by the College's Conditions of Use of IT Facilities when using the VPN or your own machine or device.