These instructions are for Windows XP. Instructions for Apple OS X are also available.
For Windows Vista and 7, connect to the University VPN, click Start, then Run, and enter mstsc in the box. Type in your Computer Name (written on your work PC's login screen) and click Connect.
Remote Desktop lets you view your work PC's desktop from any other computer. You can then use your work PC as if you were sitting in front of it. Remote Desktop is particularly useful if you need to use software whose license doesn't allow installation at home, e.g. EndNote. It's also suitable for handling confidential data because all data sent between the University and your home PC is encrypted. The main downside is that your PC in the BioSci building must be left switched on, which isn't very green.
You can return briefly to your computer's desktop by pressing the minimise button on the bar at the top of the screen:
Right click this link: uob-desktopanywhere.exe and select Save Target As or Save Link As.
Save the file to your computer's desktop.
Go to your desktop and double click uob-desktopanywhere.
Type in the name or IP address of the computer you want to connect to and press Enter.
Enter your UOB username and press Enter.
Enter your UOB password when prompted and press Enter.
If you see a Windows Security Alert about plink or Command-line SSH click Unblock.
Log On to Windows: Enter your UOB username and password and click OK.
You are now connected to your Remote Desktop and should see a screen like this: