How to Connect to a Virtual Machine from a PC

Step-by-step guide

Instructions for Windows

  1. First, connect using the UT VPN Service
  2. Open the Remote Access Gateway
  3. Select the UTSOA Remote Classroom Lab
  4. Select the Connect button to chose a workstation from the WMB Lab.
  5. Download the connection file.
  6. After selecting Download, look for the RDP file in your downloads. (or wherever you have your downloads setting set).
  7. Double click the downloaded RDP file to open it. 
  8. You may see an Unknown Publisher message during the desktop connection, select Connect

  9. Login with your username and password:

  10. Enter Austin\EID and then EID password, and select Ok

  11. You may need to choose 'More choices' and 'Use a different account' to enter your Austin\EID and Password , depending upon how you're currently logged into your computer.

  12. Select Yes if you are presented with a Certificate Error.

  13. Read and Accept the University Acceptable use policy

  14. When you're done with your work and want to send your session, right click Start, select Disconnect or Sign Out or choose the Logout icon on the desktop.

  15. You have successfully signed out.