For those who need to use their UCO desk computer remotely from a Windows PC that they have at home, here are some instructions.

  • If you're off campus, you’ll need to be connected to the VPN. See the instructions on setting up Cisco AnyConnect.
  • Next you’ll need to make sure your office computer isn’t in sleep mode. Visit the wake-up page at
  • Your Computer name is usually the same as your user name. Enter it and click Search.
  • Click Wake if the search results don’t include something like “Ping reply from (in 0 ms)
  • You may need to wait up to a minute before the page shows a ping reply
  • Once that page is showing a ping reply, hit the Windows key on your keyboard to bring up the start menu. Then type “remote”.
  • You should see an item called Remote Desktop Connection, pictured below. Click to launch it.

  • That will bring up a window like the one below.  Click on the down arrow in the lower left corner, next to Show Options.

  • Your Computer name is the same as before, usually the same as your user name.
  • When entering your User name add “uco\” to the front of it, as shown below. (make sure it’s the backslash, the one above the enter key)


  • OPTIONAL – If you have more than one screen connected to your local computer and want to use all of them for your remote desktop, select the Display tab and check the box next to Use all my monitors for the remote session

  • Click Connect, enter your usual password, and you should be connected!

If you encounter any issues during this process, please contact Library Systems staff. (Non-library staff and faculty can contact the help desk.)

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