Reminder:
If you are outside of the office, you must first connect to the VPN. Instructions for connecting to the VPN in Windows can be found at Use the Penn State VPN - Windows.

Connecting to the Server:

  1. In Windows 10: Go to Start Menu > Windows Accessories > Remote Desktop Connection.
  2. For the Computer name type: s6-austin.ad.psu.edu.
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    Screenshot of the Remote Desktop Connection window with the name entered as described.
  3. Click connect.
  4. You may receive a warning about "the identity of the remote computer". If so, check the box next to "Don't ask me again for connections to this computer" and click "Yes".
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    Screenshot of the Remote Desktop Connection warning stating that the identity cannot be verified.
  5. You will now see a user agreement. Read the agreement. Click OK to accept and continue to the login screen.
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    Screenshot of the user agreement.
  6. Login with your PSU Access Account username and password. Then hit enter to continue.
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    Screenshot of the login window.

Opening an Application:

  1. Find and click on the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of the screen to open the Start menu.
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    Screenshot of the Windows icon for the Start menu.
  2. Click on the down arrow in the bottom left corner. (You may need to move your mouse towards the corner for the arrow to appear.)
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    Screenshot of the arrow at the bottom of the screen that opens the list of installed Apps.
  3. Find and click on the desired Application from the list of installed Applications.
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    Screenshot of the list of installed Apps.
  • IMPORTANT: When you are finished on the Server, Log Off. Do NOT select "Disconnect" or just click the X in the floating blue bar at the top of the screen. Unless you log off, your session will remain active.

Logging off:

  1. Click on the Windows icon to open the Start menu.
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    Screenshot of the Windows icon for the Start menu.
  2. Click on your name in the top right corner and select "Sign out" from the drop-down.
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    Screenshot of the profile icon and drop-down in the top right corner of the screen.