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Remote Desktop Connection

Windows remote desktop allows you to use your computer at ECC directly from your home computer. You’ll be able to access all of the programs and files that you are accustomed to using.

Login Instructions

New Users

  1. Read the ECC Password Policy
  2. Complete a remote access request and mail it to the help desk. Download request form
  3. Verify that your home computer meets the minimum requirements.
  4. When the helpdesk has processed your request you will receive an e-mail with instructions and a link to connect to your ECC computer.

Connection Setup

  1. Click on the Start menu and select Remote Desktop Connection.
  2. Remote Desktop Connection - Step #1

  3. Click Options.
  4. Remote Desktop Connection - Step #2

  5. In the 'General' tab, type in the following:
    • Computer: - your workstation COM#
    • Username: OFFICE\yourOfficeUsername - enter the username you use to log into the computer at your desk
    • Remote Desktop Connection - Step #3

  6. Go to the 'Advanced' tab and select Settings...
  7. Remote Desktop Connection - Step #4

  8. Type in the following:
    • Server name: TSGATE.ELGIN.EDU
    • Click OK
  9. Remote Desktop Connection - Step #5

  10. Click CONNECT
  11. Remote Desktop Connection - Step #6

  12. When prompted with a Windows Security message, type in your password. Enter the password you use to log into the computer at your desk. Click OK.
  13. Remote Desktop Connection - Step #7

Minimum Requirements

  • Broadband internet connection
  • Vista/Windows 7 service pack1 or XP service pack3; upgrade
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