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OIT offers many options for faculty and staff to work from home. 


Accessing E-Mail

You can access your work e-mail at home simply by opening up your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) and going to http://umail.umaryland.edu

Make sure to enter your login as Dental\ before your username, otherwise you will not be able to login.


Note: If you login using Internet Explorer, more features will be available then with any other web browser.

Features available to all web browsers:

  • E-mail
  • Calendar
  • Contacts

Features only available to Internet Explorer:

  • Tasks
  • Public Folders

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Accessing Webapps

If you need access to Axium or Romexis from home, you can access it from any computer with internet access and Internet Explorer.

Simply visit https://dentalapps.umaryland.edu and press the Connect button (you do not need to enter a server name). 

If you are having problems and cannot press the Connect button because it is grayed out, do the following:

  1. In Internet Explorer click Tools and select Internet Options from the menu.
  2. Select the Security tab and click on Trusted Sites, then click the Sites button.
  3. Then, add https://dentalapps.umaryland.edu to the list of trusted sites.

After you press the Connect button you should be presented with a Windows logon box, simply use your dental school computer/e-mail account to login.  Remember to verify that the third line (for Domain) says Dental.

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VPN and Remote Desktop (work from home, on your office PC)

If you need to logon to your office computer from home you can, you will just need VPN and Remote Desktop. VPN must be downloaded and installed on your home computer. Click on the link below to download the VPN application and install it on your home PC.

 VPN - dspub.umaryland.edu/download/VPN.exe

Once the install is complete, reboot your computer. When your computer is back up, run the VPN program, press Connect. A login box will appear, simply login the same way you do for e-mail dental\username and press ok. After a few seconds the window should go away and you will now see a lock icon in the bottom right corner, notice that the lock is locked, that means you are connected to the dental school network.

Now you can use Remote Desktop to login to your office PC.  Remote Desktop Connection is integrated in Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7; and is found under Programs - Accessories.  Simply run it and enter in the name of your office PC, this is found by double clicking on the LANDesk Remote Control icon found in the bottom right corner. Highlighted in blue is your office PC's computer name.

Logon normally as you would if you were in your office, you now have access to anything you have access to if you were in your office.

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