Connect Using a Web Browser

  1. In your web browser, browse to https://desktop.uiowa.edu/rdweb
     
  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 “rr-ha-rr.iowa.uiowa.edu” 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 https://desktop.uiowa.edu/rdweb/feed/webfeed.aspx  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”
Article number: 
110131
Last updated: 
September 20, 2017