*Note that your work computer must be set to never go to sleep while plugged in and must be left on in order to connect remotely. 

1. Get the computer name of your work computer.

  • Click on the Start button and type 'System' in the search panel.
  • Open System and the computer name will be listed under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings

2. Set your computer to not go to sleep

  • Click on the Start menu and search for Power and Sleep Settings.
  • Once opened, set the computer to Never go to sleep when plugged in. If on a laptop, it will give you sleep settings when on battery power as well, but you only need it to never sleep while plugged in. 

3. On your personal computer, Open Pulse Secure and connect to hds-staff. To find instructions on connecting to Pulse Secure, go here

4. On your personal computer, click on the Start button and type 'Remote Desktop Connection' in the search bar. 

5. Open Remote Desktop Connection and type the user's computer's name(fully qualified e.g. wstec028.hfs.colostate.edu) into the panel and select Connect. 

6. Enter your HFS credentials (credentials used to log into your work computer) and press Ok to connect. If it doesn't have HFS\username, click Use another account and manually enter it.  

7.  Let Windows start up. Once it does, you are connected to your work computer and will have full control.