Connect to DECS Computer Lab Environment via RDS

Remote Desktop Services, or RDS, enables engineering users to connect to the DECS computer lab environment from anywhere outside of the Engineering Building that has Internet access. After following the steps outlined below, users will see the same desktop icons, can access their home directory (M: drive) and can print to the DECS public printers as though they are in a DECS computer lab.

If you need assistance, visit the DECS Support Office in 1325 Engineering Building or call 353-8891.

Note: Located at the bottom of this page is the .rdp file mentioned in the tutorial. If you are familar with RDS, you can simply download the file. For first time users of RDS, you will need to follow the tutorial (the file will be provided in the tutorial--you do not need to download it prior). Be sure to right click and Save link as


Windows and Mac Instructions

Note: you may need to update your remote dektop client if you have an operating system other than Windows 7+.

1. In a web browser, go to Log in with your EGR username and password.

2. Once logged in, click the icon for Remote (see below) to download the .rdp file needed to connect.

Mac users click here, Windows users continue with steps 3 and 4.

3. Once downloaded, double-click the .rdp file to run it. A prompt similar to the image below will display; click Connect to continue. You can check the box for "Don't ask me again for connections from this publisher" which will store the certificate and prevent the prompt from displaying in the future.

 4. Enter your entire engineering e-mail address ( and your engineering password. You must include your entire username or you will not be able to log in.



1. Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop client, then select File > Import

2. Navigate to the downloaded .rdp file and select it.

3. Once the file is imported,  you can double-click the new entry in the client.

4. Enter your entire engineering e-mail address ( and your engineering password. You must include your entire username or you will not be able to log in.


Alternative Download

Right click and select Save link as for the .rdp file located below to launch the remote desktop client. Double-click the file to open it.

.rdp File

Right click the file below and select Save link as to download it.


Remote Desktop Services.rdp629 bytes