|Working from home||OIT|
OIT offers many options for faculty and staff to work from home.
If you are having problems and cannot press the Connect button because it is grayed out, do the following:
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.
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.