Staff - Connect to your office PC (SSD) remotely

Connect to your office SSD workstation remotely from home. This will give you remote control of the same PC you use most frequently at work and is different from the normal remote desktop service. 

Your office PC must be turned on for this service. If your office PC is currently turned off, please raise a request with the Helpdesk for it to be turned on.

Remote desktop

From any device, anywhere, you can log on to a virtual desktop. This lets you use the same programs, applications and filestore as you can when you log in to a computer cluster PC (students), or a staff desktop PC (staff).


You will need

  • An Internet connection
  • A remote desktop client on your device


 Students:  Glasgow Anywhere Desktop


Windows 10

  1. Open Remote Desktop Connection (in Windows Accessories).
  2. Select Show options.
  3. Enter the following settings:
    • Computer:
    • User name: campus\yourGUID (e.g. campus\abc1z)
  4. Select Connect.
  5. Enter your GUID password. Select OK. 

Mac (OSX 10.12 and above)

 Students:  Glasgow Anywhere Desktop


  1. Download Microsoft Remote Desktop client
  2. Install and open the client.
  3. Choose PCs.
  4. Enter the following settings:
    • Connection name: your choice of nickname
    • PC name:
      • STAFF:
    • Username: campus\yourGUID (eg campus\abc1z)
    • Password: your GUID password
    • Full screen: deselect this if you want to be able to switch between the remote desktop and your Mac desktop more easily
    • All other settings: leave as default


 Students: Glasgow Anywhere Desktop


  1. Download Remmina Remote Desktop Client
  2. Install and launch client
  3. Enter the following settings:
    • Profile name: your choice of nickname
    • Group and Protocol: RDP
    • Server:
      • STUDENT:
      • STAFF:
    • Username: your GUID
    • Domain: CAMPUS
    • Password: your GUID password
  4. Press connect

At the end of your session

  1. Press Save to save these settings
  2. Log off


 Students:  Glasgow Anywhere Desktop


  1. Download Microsoft Remote Desktop client
  2. Install and open the app
  3. Tap + then Desktop
  4. For PC name enter
    • STAFF:
  5. Tap User name then Add user account
  6. Enter your user name in this format: campus\yourGUID (eg campus\abc1z)
  7. Optional: enter your GUID password (if you prefer not to enter it here, you will be prompted for it each time you connect)
  8. Tap Save to confirm settings

To connect, launch Microsoft Remote Desktop, tap the connection, and enter your GUID password if prompted.


iOS (iPad,iPhone,iPod)

 Students:  Glasgow Anywhere Desktop


  1. Download Microsoft Remote Desktop client
  2. Install and open the app (you may need to accept allowing the app access to Bluetooth, audio, etc)
  3. Press the + on the top right corner
  4. Select Add PC
  5. Enter the following settings:
    • PC Name:
  6. Press Save
  7. Select the icon with and enter your login details:
    • User name: campus\yourGUID (eg campus\abc1z)
    • Password: your GUID password
  8. Press Continue

Remote desktop tips and advice

  • Don't save anything to the desktop as it won't be available to you from you normal workstation. Use your M: or K: drive instead.
  • From inside the remote desktop, you can't work on files stored on the device you're using. You can only access/save/modify/delete files on your M: of K: drive.
  • You can't add your own programs to the remote desktop.
  • You should be able to print to your local printer.
  • At the end of your session, log out. If you just close the client window this will leave your Remote Desktop session running. It will eventually be stopped automatically, but you will lose any unsaved data.