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Remote Desktop Connection: Windows XP

SHSU Technology Tutorials | Remote.shsu.edu | Remote Desktop Connection for Windows XP

Remote Desktop Connection for Windows XP

To connect, go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Remote Desktop Connection.

The Remote Desktop Connection dialog will appear. Enter remote.shsu.edu in the “Computer:” prompt and press Connect.






























Then, log in using your SHSU username and password as on a campus computer, and you will be connected to your SHSU profile.










Setting Remote Options


To gain access to printers and local drives you will need access the Options button before login.











The Options button gives you access to selecting the availability of local resources, display settings, programs and more. For our purposes here we will stick to the Local Resources tab.



On the first screen you can choose to allow access for your printer and clipboard. Click the "More" button to move to our next step.

From this screen, you can select access for your local drives (Note these drives are located in the computer you are connecting from, and are not part of the SHSU computer network), smart cards, serial ports, as well as any Plug and Play devices you might need.



Click OK and Connect or Options to close the Options screen.



Note to Faculty/Staff: When connecting to your office computer, other local resources, such as C:/ drive or any CD-R/DVD drives will not be available for use. Remote.shsu.edu does not connect to your particular computer, but to an on-campus computer allowing you access to your profile.

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