Feinberg - Setting up Remote Desktop on your Windows computer

These instructions are so that you can remote into your FSM PC from your Windows computer. Note FSM IT has to configure your FSM PC to accept remote connection.


  1. Connect to Northwestern VPN. For instructions on how to set up VPN see Setting up Northwestern VPN.
  2. Type Remote Desktop Connection on lower left side search bar, near Start button. Then double click to open.
    rdp search
  3. Click "Show Options"
    show options
    • Click Computer drop-down box (to find your PC click here Find my PC name [ex. FSM#########.fsm.northwestern.edu])
    • In the Username field enter fsmYOUR NETID, then click Connect
  4. You will be asked to re-enter your NetID password.
    rentern password
  5. A black screen will popup with blue blue bar up top advising you that you are about to connect to you FSM PC.
    log in


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Created: 2017-10-24 19:36:11
Updated: 2020-04-23 17:43:20

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