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 the machine you are trying to connect to 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!