About the block on off-campus remote desktop connections at IU

To protect the Indiana University network from a vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) announced March 13, 2012, UITS blocks incoming remote desktop connections from computers on non-IU networks. (The block went into effect Thursday, June 21, 2012.) UITS does not block RDP for those on campus; making a remote desktop connection from one campus system to another is still possible as long as both systems are on the IU network.

To make remote desktop connections, you can either establish a virtual private network (VPN) connection or use the Remote Desktop application in IUanyWare:

  • Connecting to VPN: Establish a VPN connection if you are off campus, connecting to a computer on campus. Use the recommended SSL VPN, if your campus supports it.
  • Using IUanyWare: Log into IUanyWare, click Utilities, and select Remote Desktop Connection. For more, see How do I set up and use IUanyWare?

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