Secure Remote Desktop Access (SRDA)

As a faculty, staff, or student, you can access computers that you use within your local computer network remotely using the Remote Desktop technology built into computer and/or server operating systems. These instructions will guide you through accessing your Remote Desktop securely from outside of the UConn network without connecting to the ITS VPN.


In order to connect to your computer remotely, you must use the Remote Desktop Connection client. All versions of Windows 7 and greater include this client by default; however you should update your computer to ensure you have the latest available version of this client to take full advantage of new features.

Important Reminders

The computer that you want to connect to remotely MUST:

  • Remain ON
  • Can NOT go into hibernation or sleep mode.

Set-up Guides

Installing Remote Desktop on Windows

Installing Remote Desktop on Mac OSX

Installing Remote Desktop on iOS

Installing Remote Desktop on Android