A Remote Desktop Connection to your computer at WPI allows access to applications used by that WPI computer.


  • Permissions to remotely access the machine
  • Hostname of the machine to remote into
  • On-campus machine must be powered on and connected to the network
  • WPI Network or use of the VPN if off-campus


  1. Open the Windows Start menu
  2. Search for and open Remote Desktop Connection
  3. Enter the hostname of your machine in the following format and press Connect: hostname.admin.wpi.edu 
  4. Enter your username as ADMIN\username and enter your WPI password and press OK
  5. Press  OK

When complete, be sure to log off of the machine. If off-campus, don't forget to disconnect from the VPN!