Remote Desktop Connection (RDP)

A remote desktop is a program or an operating system feature that allows a user to connect to a computer in another location, see that computer's desktop and interact with it as if it were local.


  • Description

    Remote desktop software captures a device's screen and mouse and keyboard inputs and transmits them to another device, where a user can view or control it remotely.

  • Requests

    A Remote Desktop Connection can only be requested by an ICT-contactperson through the Self-service Portal.

  • Conditions

    To use this service, you must be connected to the UT network through cable, eduroam or eduVPN.


  • Windows
    • Connect to the UT network through cable, eduroam or eduVPN.
    • Type remote in the start menu and open Remote Desktop Connection.
    • Type the name of the computer you want to connect to, followed by (e.g. and select Connect.
    • Enter your UT e-mail address and password to log on.
  • MacOS
    • Connect to the UT network through cable, eduroam or eduVPN.
    • Download the Microsoft Remote Desktop app from the Mac App Store (make sure to use the latest version if already installed).
    • Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop app and select Add Desktop.
    • At PC Name, enter the computer name followed by (e.g.
    • At User Account, select Add User Account. Enter your UT e-mail address and password. You can enter the UT number of the pc as Friendly Name. Click Save.
    • Open the connection in the Microsoft Remote Desktop app.

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