The remote desktop feature in Windows allows you to control your computer from another office or from home. Remote Desktop allows you to use the applications on your office computer, and access your data without being in your office.

There is a risk that technologies that allow you to access your desktop may be exploited by others. Be careful to properly secure your desktop to minimize this risk.

Note: You will need to install the Virtual Private Network applications (VPN) on your home computer before you can use Remote Desktop.

Configuring/using remote desktop

Visit the IST Knowledge Base for steps on configuring / using a remote desktop.