CCIT's Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environment allows Columbia College staff to remotely access Columbia College-supported software as well as network drives.
Install the Remote Desktop Application
Visit the Apple iTunes Store to download the Microsoft Remote Desktop application:
Click “View in Mac App Store”.
Once the App Store opens, click "Get", then click "Install App".
If prompted, enter your Apple ID and password.
Click "Open" once the installation finishes.
Use the Remote Desktop Application to Connect to RDS
Connect to the University VPN.
A connection to the University VPN is required to access RDS.
Open a web browser and go to the following URL:
In the "Domain\user name" field, enter "ADCU\" and then your UNI. In the password field, enter your UNI password.
Click the CCIT Remote Desktop Services icon
Open the Remote Desktop Connection file with extension .rdp that is downloaded to your computer and re-enter your credentials on the window that appears. Once again, your username should be "ADCU\<uni>".
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you encounter any issues while connecting to the environment or using any programs or applications.
Remote Desktop Connection instead of Microsoft Remote Desktop
If the downloaded .rdp file opens in a program called "Remote Desktop Connection" instead of "Microsoft Remote Desktop", it will look like the following:
If this occurs, locate the downloaded .rdp file in your Downloads folder:
Right click the .rdp file and select "Get Info":
In the window that opens, expand the “Open with:” tab, select "Microsoft Remote Desktop" from the drop-down menu, and click “Change All…”:
Double-clicking on the .rdp file in your Downloads folder should now take you to the correct login screen.