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Windows 10: Remotely Access Your Computer

Whether you’re at home or off the UW network, there are a number of resources available to remotely access your computer.

Network Connection Requirements

Initiate Husky OnNet

  1. Locate and launch the application BIG-IP Edge Client
    Windows: Click the Start button in the Windows taskbar, search for Big.
    Macs: Open the Applications folder through the finder.
  2. Click Big-IP Edge Client to open Husky OnNet.
  3. Click Connect, this will launch the VPN and secure a connection to the UW network.
  4. Log in with your UWNetID credentials
  5. A red circular f5 icon in the Windows taskbar indicates that you are securely connected.
  6. Continue with the next step.

Launch Microsoft Remote Desktop


  1. Click Start
  2. Type “remote”
  3. Click on Remote Desktop Connection

Create a Remote Desktop Connection

Remote Desktop Setup

  1. Click Show Options
  2. Enter the computer name or IP address
  3. Enter your username as netid\yournetid (or adai\, wanprc\ instead of netid if you are on those domains)
  4. Leave the box unchecked next to “Allow me to save credentials”
  5. You can also configure your remote connection to use all of your monitors, your local webcam, microphone, printer, etc. using the following instructions.


    • Click the Display tab
    • Check the box next to Use all my monitors for the remote session


    • Click on the Local Resources tab
    • Click Settings beneath Remote Audio
    • Select Record from this computer
    • Remote Access Audio Recording

    • Click OK

    Home Printer

    To be able to print to your local printer while remotely connected to your work computer, check the box next to Printers on the Local Resources tab


    • Click More at the bottom of the Local Resources tab
    • Check the box next to Video capture devices
    • Remote Access Video Capture

    • Click OK.
  6. When you are done selecting the devices you wish to use, click on the General tab again. Click Save to save the connection or Save As to create an icon specifically for this connection you can use in the future (on your desktop or wherever you like)
  7. Click Connect
  8. If it asks you if you trust the connection, click Yes
  9. Type in your password
  10. Click OK and you will be logged into your computer