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Create a Remote Desktop Gateway Shortcut

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1) Login as usual.

2) Right-click the desktop, hover over New, and click Shortcut.

 

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3) Copy and paste the following into the window that appears:

 

c:\Windows\system32\mstsc.exe

 

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4) Click Next. Give the shortcut a name (i.e. Remote Desktop) and click Finish.

 

5) Double-click the shortcut you just created; click on the Show Options button in the window that appears.

 

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6) Type the name of your work computer (this will be the name that is on a white label attached to your work desktop/laptop - either on the side of the desktop computer, or on the underside of the computer if it is a laptop) in the Computer box. Click the Advanced tab, and click the Settings button in the "Connect from anywhere" section.

 

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7) Choose the Use these RD Gateway server settings option and type remote.aaat.uk in the Server name box and choose the Ask for password option in the Log-on method box.  

 

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8) Select the checkbox next to Use my RD Gateway credentials for the remote computer and click OK

9) Finally - do not miss this step, otherwise you will need to start again.

Go back to the General tab and click the Save As button. Save the RDP file on your desktop - call it something like My work computer

 

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You should then be able to locate the new "My work computer" shortcut on your desktop. 

If you double-click this, you might see a warning message similar to the following:

 

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Tick the box the prevent this message from reappearing and click Connect.

If your work computer is switched on, you should be connected to the computer in question.

(NB: this may not work over every computer network, depending on the network configuration/setup at the site you are accessing remote resources from)

 

 

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