How do I create Remote Desktop Connection from Home?

Remote desktop connection is a way to access your VIU Desktop from your home computer. Usually, this is so you can access VIU software that is installed on your VIU computer.

Caution! -

  1. If you share a computer, we recommend that you do not use Remote Desktop
  2. Data Loss can occur in the following ways
  3. If you leave your computer logged on and then connect from home, this logs you on to the same session. It also locks the office computer (like your screensaver)
  4. If someone tries to use your office computer they will find it locked, If they choose the option to log you off, data loss may occur in unsaved programs and files
  5. If you try to connect to your office computer from home, and you receive this message:
  6. Selecting Yes will log off the currently logged on user, and quite possibly cause them to lose unsaved work in programs they have open!
  7.  A power outage will also cause data loss in unsaved files.

 

Please Note

  • Remote Desktop only allows one login session at a time!
  • If you share a computer, we recommend that you do not use Remote Desktop.
  • Data Loss can occur in the following ways:
    • If you leave your computer logged on and then connect from home, this logs you on to the same session. It also locks the office computer (like your screensaver)
    • If someone tries to use your office computer they will find it locked, If they choose the option to log you off, data loss may occur in unsaved programs and files.
    • If you try to connect to your office computer from home, and you receive the following message: "The user VIU\username is currently logged into this computer. If you continue this user's Windows Session will end and any unsaved data will be lost. Do you want to continue?", selecting "Yes" will log off the currently logged on user, and quite possibly cause them to lose unsaved work in programs they have open!
    •  A power outage will also cause data loss in unsaved files.

Who can use this service?

Employee

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