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Remote Desktop Connection

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Nowadays, many people work on different devices (a PC, laptop, tablet or even a smartphone) to complete a task or activity, however, they may not always have the necessary software installed on each of these devices. This could then prevent them from being able to open or work on a file. To help alleviate this problem, UCT staff and students can use Remote Desktop Connection to access software that they don't have installed on their device.

This solution lets you access software that is sitting on a special computer located at UCT. You will first need to install a remote desktop protocol (RDP) client on your device before you can use this option. Using your RDP client, log on to rds.uct.ac.za and enter your UCT credentials (username@wf.uct.ac.za and your password). Once you have successfully logged on, select one of the provided applications and start working.

Remote Desktop Connection will work on Windows, Apple and Linux computers, as well as Apple, Android and other mobile devices. 

Before you can use this option you need to ensure that you have a remote desktop client installed on your machine. Once installed you can access software that is sitting on a special computer located at UCT.