Law school faculty and staff are able to remotely access their files, email, and common applications via remote desktop server. Please refer to the following instructions to gain access to the remote desktop server:
1. Please download (right-click the link and select “Save Link As”) the remote desktop configuration file located at http://www.law.ufl.edu/_media/about/services/technology-services/lawts.rdp.
2. Next, double-click the newly downloaded file (named “lawts.rdp”) to initiate the remote connection.
3. Once the connection is established, you will be presented with a new screen containing a username and password prompt.
4. Simply enter your GatorLink username and password to access the remote desktop server.
*Please Note* If you do not have the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac installed with Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, you will need to download and install the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2.1.1 in order to access the remote desktop server. The client installation download and instructions can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18140.
Remove File Access FAQs
The following is a list of commonly asked questions regarding the use of the remote desktop server at the College of Law:
Q. What software is currently installed on the remote desktop server?
Q. What network drives are accessible on the remote desktop server?
Q. Can I move files between my computer and the network drives?
Q. How long can I stay connected to the remote desktop server?
Q. How do I disconnect from the remote desktop server?
To manually disconnect, you can click the close (red “x”) button on the open remote desktop window, or you can click the Start button and choose “Shut Down.” Click the drop menu (down arrow) button and choose “Disconnect” in the ensuing dialog box.
To completely end your session, simply click the Start button and choose “Log Off.” Please be aware that this will close all programs and open files currently running in the session.