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  • 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 next 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, like I’ve done as shown below. (make sure it’s the backslash, the one above the enter key)