Connect Using a Web Browser

  1. In your web browser, browse to
  2. Enter your HawkID in the form “Domain\HawkID” and click “Sign in”.
  3. Click the icon labeled “Research Secure Desktop”.  This may download a file with a long filename with extension .rdp.  Open this file.  This should open in the Microsoft Remote Desktop client and start a remote session. You will be prompted to enter your HawkID login credentials.
  4. When you are finished, simply log out of Windows and your remote session will end.

NOTE:  When you click an icon to open a desktop, if you get a message asking “Do you trust the publisher of this remote connection” with “” as the Publisher, click the checkbox by “Don’t ask me again for remote connections from this publisher” and click “Connect”.

Alternate Method of Connection without a Web Browser

  1. In Control Panel, open “RemoteApp and Remote Desktop Connections”
  2. On the left side, click “Access RemoteApp and Desktop”
  3. In the field, enter  and click Next.
  4. A Windows Security login windows will appear.  Click the checkbox by “Remember my credentials” and log in with your HawkID as usual.
  5. Click “Finish”
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September 20, 2017