Windows Instructions

Step 1: Open “Remote Desktop Connection” on your computer. You can find it under Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Remote Desktop Connection.


Step 2: Open “Microsoft Remote Desktop” and you should see the window to the right. In the “Computer” field, enter “”.

Step 3: You will then be prompted for credentials. Enter them, ensuring that your username is prefaced by “Michener\” as shown in the example to the right.


Once you've successfully logged on, you should see an environment similar to your Windows desktop at Michener. Accessing fileshares and email is done exactly the same way as your local on-site desktop, although you will need to set up your email initially, using the following instructions.

Step 1: Double-click the yellow “Outlook 2010” icon on the remote desktop. If it is not present there, you’ll find it in the start menu under “All Programs > Microsoft Office 2010 > Microsoft Outlook 2010”. The window below should pop up, automatically filled with your email address. Click “Next”.

Step 2: In the next window, you will be prompted to enter a password. Ensure that the username is your full email address ( and enter your current password. Finally, check the “Remember my credentials” box, then click “OK”.


Step 3: When the wizard is done logging you in successfully, you should see the window to the right. Click “Finish”. 

Step 4: Outlook should launch, and will load your profile. In a minute or two, the main Outlook window should open and start downloading your mail.


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