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  1. First, locate the Remote Desktop Connection icon on your computer. The Remote Desktop Connection can be found in one of these locations below depending on your version of Windows.
  • Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Remote Desktop Connection
  • Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Communications -> Remote Desktop connection
  • Windows icon -> All Apps -> Windows Accessories -> Remote Desktop Connection
  1. Configure the client. When you click on Remote Desktop Connection, you will see the screen below. Click on Options to display the full menu.

Initial RemoteDesktop connection screen

  1. Click the General tab

Remote Desktop General configuration tab

    • For “Computer”, enter virtualdesktop.law.harvard.edu
    • For “Username”, enter your username in this format: HLS\username
  1. Click the Experience tab and select the settings below:

Remote Desktop Experience tab

  1. Click the Advanced tab and select the settings below:

Remote Desktop Advanced tab

  1. Click Connect. You will see a short warning screen about not saving data to the desktop. Click OK there. Next enter your password in the space, then click the arrow (or press the enter button on your keyboard) to login. Your Virtual Desktop settings will now load and it is now available for use.

Remote Desktop Login Page