Remote access to office computers or private lab computers

A VPN connection is required, if off-campus or off-domain.
Michigan Tech VPN -

Requesting remote access

Faculty and staff now have access to their desktop for remote access. Graduate students can request remote access for their desktops by contacting Michigan Tech IT. To gain remote access to your office or private lab computer, note the name of your computer using the Find your computer name support article and email IT at or call 906-487-1111. 

Refer to remote access to lab computers for instructions for accessing IT-provided computer labs.

Remote access steps

  1. Connect to the VPN for Mac and Windows or Linux.
  2. Open Remote Desktop by going to the Start menu and typing "Remote Desktop Connection."
    enter Remote Desktop Connection in the search field
  3. Enter the name of the computer you're trying to connect to, for example, Instructions for finding your computer name can be found in the Find Your Computer Name support article.
    Remote desktop login
  4. For the MTU domain, the account name must be entered in the format: mtu\account name
    Enter MTU domain credentials
  5. Select Connect.
  6. You may receive a warning that “The identity of the remote computer cannot be verified” Select Yes. 
  7. Connection is now complete.
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