Information Technology

Remote Desktop Instructions

Remote DesktopRemote Desktop gives you a faster, easier, and more reliable way to connect to the terminal server.

(Note: the Information Technology Department no longer recommends the use of Terminal Services to connect to the terminal server.)

  • Remote Desktop will allow you to connect to your drives and files on the Terminal Server. 
  • If you use a Mac computer, please download the Microsoft Remote Desktop application (free) from the App Store - then follow the directions below.

Steps to connect using Remote Desktop

The download way (students only)

  1. Download the file by clicking the download link (Download 1KB ZIP)
  2. Open the file
  3. Double-click the MSCST_ST.rdp file that is inside
  4. Jump to step 4 under "The Windows way" below

The Windows way (students, faculty, and staff)

  1. In Windows, under programs, open the accessories tab.
  2. Click on the “Remote Desktop Connection”
  3. For the computer field enter (Staff should use and click Connect
    • (If Asked) some PCs might  need to click “connect” again, then Yes. 
  4. Login ScreenshotYou should now see a "Windows Security/Enter your credentials" screen pop up.
    1. Click on "Use another account"
    2. Enter "STUDENTS\your StarID"
    3. Enter your StarID password
    4. Click "Ok"

  Note: When you want to leave, close the program you're running (Word, GDP, etc), then click the LOGOFF & DISCONNECT (Orange Button) on the left. 

Having problems connecting? Read the Remote Desktop Help Document


This system is restricted to authorized users for legitimate business purposes. Unauthorized access is a criminal violation of the law.

You are about to access a private network.
All access to this network is logged.
Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!

Acceptable Use Policy
Acceptable Use Procedure