Remote Desktop Connection

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) is a system that allows VSU employees to access and control their office computers from off-campus (i.e.,home computer or mobile device) for work-at-home purposes.
Benefits of using a RDC:
  • Access any software, documents, or emails available on your office computer without copying files.
  • Access applications that can only be run from on-campus, such as Banner Forms.
  • Print to your networked office printer.

Apply for RDC | Setup and Use RDC


Apply for a Remote Desktop Connection

Only approved faculty and staff can utilize a remote desktop connection (RDC).

STEP 1: Print and complete the RDC Request Form
Note: Electronically signed RDC forms will not be accepted. Physical signatures are required.

STEP 2: Submit the completed form using one of the following methods:

    • Hand deliver to the Information Security office, currently located on the 2nd Floor of Oak Street Parking Deck.
    • Deliver via inner-campus mail to Information Security.
    • Scan physically signed form and email it to security@valdosta.edu

VSU Information Security (InfoSec) reviews all requests from VSU faculty and staff wishing to establish network connections originating off campus.

APPROVED:  You will be notified that your request was approved. An IT technician will be dispatched to configure your office computer for RDC.

DENIED: You will be sent an email explaining why your request was not approved.


How to Set Up and Use RDC

Once approved and your office computer has been set up, you can use the configuration guide for your device platform to enter the settings for a remote desktop connection:

Personal Computer (PC) | Mac Computer | Android Smart Phone | iOS Device

For additional assistance, contact VSU Solutions Center.

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