Connect to my office computer remotely

  • Confirm that you have:
    •  a VPN account
    • Windows Platform: Remote Connection Enabled
    • Mac OS Platform (>10.5.x): Screen Sharing Enabled
    • Name of the workstation or IP address
    • Local permissions on the workstation in order to successfully connect
  • Connect a MacOS (remote) to Windows (work):
    • How to Add Terminal Session (RDC)
    • Make sure you have the Mac RDC client installed
    1. Open Juniper VPN Network Connect and login
    2. Launch the Apple Remote Desktop Client from within your Applications Folder
    3. To connect to your work Windows computer remotely from home, enter the following required field as shown below:
    4. Login using your work username and password
    5. Close out of the session, please select the option to not show message again, and go head and select Save. This will enable you to connect directly to your Windows work computer next time you start the Remote Desktop application.


  • Connect a Windows (remote) to Windows (work) via VPN: How to Add Terminal Session (RDC)
    1. Login to vpn.ucsf.edu and enter your MyAccess ID and Password:
    2. Click on the small icon to add a terminal session as shown below:
    3. To connect to your work Windows computer remotely from home, enter the following required fields as shown below:
    4. Scroll down and click on Add to save it. Once it's saved, you do not have to enter this every time you want to connect remotely to your work pc. You'll see it under Terminal Sessions: 
    5. Click on the link and you will see you work pc login screen.
  • Get help configuring your remote access by contacting the IT Service Desk (415.514.4100) or submitting a ticket through the Employee Self Service Portal.