Connecting to the MIKC Computer Lab - Windows PC

*IMPORTANT* This service will be discontinued on Friday, May 21, 2021 so these computers can be returned to full operations campus use.


Before continuing with these instructions, please make sure that your computer has all the latest updates.


  1. Select the button below to navigate to the Knowledge Center Remote Computer Lab.
    Remote Computer Lab
  2. Select a computer a click the Connect button.
    Remote Computer Access Page with a red circle highlighting a Connect button on one of the available computers.
  3. Select the Download button.
    Connection popup page with a red circle highlighting the Download button
  4. When prompted to Open or Save the file, select Open with then select OK.
    • If not prompted, locate the file wherever your downloads are saved (likely the Downloads folder), and double click it.
      Download dialog box with a red circle highlighting the Open with Radio button and the OK button
  5. If a popup appears warning that the publisher of the remote connection can’t be identified, click the Connect button.
    Remote Desktop Connection Warning with a red circle highlighting the Connect button.
  6. An authentication box will appear. Enter your NetID (in the form of UNR\NetID) and password, then click OK.
    Windows Security Credentials window with the username filled in in the form of UNR/NetID.
  7. The remote desktop will appear in a new window, and you are now connected.
    View of the Remote Computers Desktop
  8. When you are finished, to close your session, select the Windows Icon  then the User Icon, and lastly the Sign out button. 
    Windows Menu with the user button selected on the left hand side (outline of a person on a grey background) and the Sign Out button highlighted
If you have any issues connecting to the remote computer lab please contact the OIT Support Center.


Article ID: 124701
Fri 1/15/21 11:06 AM
Thu 5/6/21 1:17 PM