Remote desktop (RDP)

Connect and sign into a specific campus computer (such as one in your office or a lab). Then, do anything that you can as a YCP member on campus, such as access a file, network drive, local printer, or software.

Tip: For a simpler, more available way to remotely access campus applications, try RemoteApp instead.

Note: To find which computers have a particular application, see the Find campus software section of our Software & applications article.

Access a YCP computer

If you're accessing a computer that multiple people use, please either use this during your normal class period or check the room's availability before remoting in. If someone is already signed into a computer, please choose another instead; do not sign them out.

By default, your work will save to your H: Drive (unless you choose another location) which can then be accessed through MyFiles. We recommend saving to your Google Drive instead.

Caution: We restart all general use campus computers at about 4:00am each day. If you're using one around that hour, then you may lose any unsaved work.

Microsoft Windows

  • Download YCPLabs.rdp here, then open it.

    • If you've already downloaded it, find and open YCPLabs.rdp.

    • Tip: Use Google Chrome for downloading this file.

  • Select Show Options.

  • Computer:

    • Add the computer name you want to access (such as your office computer).

    • or

    • Copy & paste a computer name from the Locations & computers section, below.

  • User name: Enter your YCP email address.

    • Note regarding accounts with MFA: If you have your YCP account setup with Multi-factor Authentication and you can only use the Microsoft Authenticator App to access Remote Desktop. You will need to verify with MFA for each RDP connection.

      • Open the Microsoft Authenticator App prior to attempting to the next step. This will allow you to see the approval notification on the App for the access. You will not get a notification on the computer screen to verify with MFA.

  • Select Connect.

  • Select Connect again.

  • Enter your YCP password then select OK.

Sign out when you're done

Closing the RDP window will merely disconnect your session, not sign you out.

Apple macOS (Notebooks & Desktops)

  • From the App store application on your Mac, find and install Microsoft Remote Desktop.

    • If you've already downloaded it, find and open Microsoft Remote Desktop.

  • Follow the prompts.

  • Select the + button and/or select Add PC.

    • PC name:

      • Add the computer name you want to access (such as your office computer).

      • or

      • Copy & paste a computer name from the Locations & computers section, below.

    • Gateway: Select Add Gateway...

      • Gateway Name: Enter gateway.ycp.edu

      • Select Add.

    • Select Add.

  • Double-click the connection that was just created.

  • Enter your YCP email address and password

    • Note regarding accounts with MFA: If you have your YCP account setup with Multi-factor Authentication and you can only use the Microsoft Authenticator App to access Remote Desktop. You will need to verify with MFA for each RDP connection.

      • Open the Microsoft Authenticator App prior to attempting to the next step. This will allow you to see the approval notification on the App for the access. You will not get a notification on the computer screen to verify with MFA.

  • Select Continue.

    • If you see a certificate prompt, select Continue.

Sign out when you're done

Closing the RDP window will merely disconnect your session, not sign you out.

Apple iOS & iPadOS (iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch)

  • From the App store, find and install Remote Desktop Mobile.

    • If you've already downloaded it, find and open the Remote Desktop Mobile.

  • Follow the prompts.

  • Select the + button > Add PC.

    • PC name:

      • Add the computer name you want to access (such as your office computer).

      • or

      • Copy & paste a computer name from the Locations & computers section, below.

    • Gateway: Select Add Gateway.

      • Gateway Name: Enter gateway.ycp.edu

      • Select Save.

  • Select the connection that was just created.

  • Enter your YCP email address and password then

    • Note regarding accounts with MFA: If you have your YCP account setup with Multi-factor Authentication and you can only use the Microsoft Authenticator App to access Remote Desktop. You will need to verify with MFA for each RDP connection.

      • Open the Microsoft Authenticator App prior to attempting to the next step. This will allow you to see the approval notification on the App for the access. You will not get a notification on the computer screen to verify with MFA.

  • Select Continue.

Sign out when you're done

Closing the RDP window will merely disconnect your session, not sign you out.

Troubleshoot

Remote computer screen looks fuzzy

Turn off Hardware acceleration in your Google Chrome browser.¹

  • Select More > Settings.

  • At the bottom, select Advanced.

  • Under System, turn off Use hardware acceleration when available.

  • Restart Chrome.

Civil Engineering Center

CEC104: 13 computers

  • CEC104-02

  • CEC104-04

  • CEC104-06

  • CEC104-08

  • CEC104-10

  • CEC104-13

  • CEC104-15

  • CEC104-17

  • CEC104-19

  • CEC104-21

  • CEC104-22

  • CEC104-24

  • CEC104-27


Campbell Hall

CH207: 17 computers

  • CH207-01

  • CH207-02

  • CH207-03

  • CH207-04

  • CH207-05

  • CH207-06

  • CH207-07

  • CH207-08

  • CH207-09

  • CH207-10

  • CH207-11

  • CH207-12

  • CH207-13

  • CH207-14

  • CH207-15

  • CH207-16

  • CH207-17

CH209: 4 computers

  • CH209-01

  • CH209-02

  • CH209-03

  • CH209-04

CH217: 6 computers

  • CH217-01

  • CH217-04

  • CH217-05

  • CH217-07

  • CH217-10

  • CH217-11


Diehl Hall

DHL105: 11 computers

  • DHL105-02

  • DHL105-04

  • DHL105-06

  • DHL105-08

  • DHL105-11

  • DHL105-13

  • DHL105-15

  • DHL105-17

  • DHL105-19

  • DHL105-21

  • DHL105-23

DHL236: 7 computers

  • DHL236-03

  • DHL236-05

  • DHL236-07

  • DHL236-08

  • DHL236-11

  • DHL236-12

  • DHL236-15


Humanities Center

HUM09: 9 computers

  • HUM09-03

  • HUM09-06

  • HUM09-08

  • HUM09-10

  • HUM09-12

  • HUM09-14

  • HUM09-16

  • HUM09-18

  • HUM09-20

HUM10: 10 computers

  • HUM10-02

  • HUM10-05

  • HUM10-07

  • HUM10-09

  • HUM10-11

  • HUM10-12

  • HUM10-13

  • HUM10-15

  • HUM10-16

  • HUM10-19

HUM15: 12 computers

  • HUM15-02

  • HUM15-04

  • HUM15-07

  • HUM15-09

  • HUM15-12

  • HUM15-14

  • HUM15-17

  • HUM15-19

  • HUM15-21

  • HUM15-23

  • HUM15-26

  • HUM15-28

HUM131: 8 computers

  • HUM131-03

  • HUM131-05

  • HUM131-07

  • HUM131-08

  • HUM131-10

  • HUM131-12

  • HUM131-14

  • HUM131-17


Kinsley Engineering Center

KEC122: 11 computers

  • KEC122-01

  • KEC122-02

  • KEC122-03

  • KEC122-04

  • KEC122-05

  • KEC122-06

  • KEC122-07

  • KEC122-08

  • KEC122-09

  • KEC122-10

  • KEC122-11

  • KEC122-12

KEC123: 15 computers

  • KEC123-03

  • KEC123-05

  • KEC123-07

  • KEC123-09

  • KEC123-11

  • KEC123-13

  • KEC123-15

  • KEC123-17

  • KEC123-19

  • KEC123-21

  • KEC123-22

  • KEC123-24

  • KEC123-27

  • KEC123-29

  • KEC123-31

KEC124: 10 computers

  • KEC124-03

  • KEC124-05

  • KEC124-07

  • KEC124-09

  • KEC124-10

  • KEC124-12

  • KEC124-14

  • KEC124-16

  • KEC124-18

  • KEC124-20

KEC126: 11 computers

  • KEC126-01

  • KEC126-02

  • KEC126-03

  • KEC126-04

  • KEC126-05

  • KEC126-06

  • KEC126-07

  • KEC126-08

  • KEC126-09

  • KEC126-10

  • KEC126-11

KEC130: 15 computers

  • KEC130-02

  • KEC130-04

  • KEC130-06

  • KEC130-08

  • KEC130-10

  • KEC130-12

  • KEC130-14

  • KEC130-16

  • KEC130-18

  • KEC130-20

  • KEC130-22

  • KEC130-24

  • KEC130-26

  • KEC130-28

  • KEC130-30

KEC132: 11 computers

  • KEC132-02

  • KEC132-04

  • KEC132-06

  • KEC132-08

  • KEC132-10

  • KEC132-11

  • KEC132-14

  • KEC132-17

  • KEC132-20

  • KEC132-22

  • KEC132-25


Schmidt Library

LIB111: 22 computers

  • LIB111-01: Unavailable (Chromebook)

  • LIB111-02

  • LIB111-03

  • LIB111-04

  • LIB111-05

  • LIB111-06: Unavailable (iMac)

  • LIB111-07: Unavailable (iMac)

  • LIB111-08

  • LIB111-09

  • LIB111-10

  • LIB111-11

  • LIB111-12

  • LIB111-13

  • LIB111-14

  • LIB111-15

  • LIB111-16

  • LIB111-17

  • LIB111-18

  • LIB111-19

  • LIB111-20

  • LIB111-21

  • LIB111-22


Appell Life Sciences Building

LS102: 2 computers

  • LS102-02

  • LS102-03

LS301: 15 computers

  • LS301-02

  • LS301-04

  • LS301-06

  • LS301-08

  • LS301-10

  • LS301-13

  • LS301-15

  • LS301-17

  • LS301-19

  • LS301-21

  • LS301-22

  • LS301-24

  • LS301-26

  • LS301-28

  • LS301-30

LS329: 7 computers

  • LS329-03

  • LS329-06

  • LS329-07

  • LS329-10

  • LS329-12

  • LS329-13

  • LS329-15

LS331: 18 computers

  • LS331-03

  • LS331-05

  • LS331-07

  • LS331-09

  • LS331-11

  • LS331-12

  • LS331-15

  • LS331-17

  • LS331-19

  • LS331-20

  • LS331-22

  • LS331-24

  • LS331-27

  • LS331-29

  • LS331-31

  • LS331-33

  • LS331-35

  • LS331-37


Waldner Performing Arts Center

PAC176: 12 computers

  • PAC176-02

  • PAC176-04

  • PAC176-07

  • PAC176-09

  • PAC176-12

  • PAC176-14

  • PAC176-16

  • PAC176-18

  • PAC176-21

  • PAC176-23

  • PAC176-26

  • PAC176-28

PAC184: 10 computers

  • PAC184-03

  • PAC184-05

  • PAC184-07

  • PAC184-10

  • PAC184-13

  • PAC184-15

  • PAC184-17

  • PAC184-20

  • PAC184-23

  • PAC184-25

PAC185: 15 computers

  • PAC185-03

  • PAC185-05

  • PAC185-07

  • PAC185-08

  • PAC185-10

  • PAC185-12

  • PAC185-15

  • PAC185-17

  • PAC185-19

  • PAC185-20

  • PAC185-22

  • PAC185-24

  • PAC185-27

  • PAC185-29

  • PAC185-31

PAC186: 15 computers

  • PAC186-03

  • PAC186-04

  • PAC186-06

  • PAC186-08

  • PAC186-11

  • PAC186-13

  • PAC186-15

  • PAC186-16

  • PAC186-18

  • PAC186-20

  • PAC186-23

  • PAC186-25

  • PAC186-27

  • PAC186-28

  • PAC186-30

PAC187: 12 computers

  • PAC187-03

  • PAC187-05

  • PAC187-07

  • PAC187-09

  • PAC187-11

  • PAC187-13

  • PAC187-15

  • PAC187-17

  • PAC187-19

  • PAC187-21

  • PAC187-23

  • PAC187-25


Willman Business Center

WBC221: 16 computers

  • WBC221-02

  • WBC221-04

  • WBC221-06

  • WBC221-08

  • WBC221-10

  • WBC221-12

  • WBC221-14

  • WBC221-16

  • WBC221-18

  • WBC221-20

  • WBC221-22

  • WBC221-24

  • WBC221-26

  • WBC221-28

  • WBC221-30

  • WBC221-32


Evelyn & Earle Wolf Hall

WH307: 7 computers

  • WH307-02

  • WH307-03

  • WH307-04

  • WH307-05

  • WH307-06

  • WH307-07

  • WH307-08

WH307A: 2 computers

  • WH307A-01

  • WH307A-02

WH309: 2 computers

  • WH309-1

  • WH309-2

WH310: 2 computers

  • WH310-01

  • WH310-02

WH311: 2 computers

  • WH311-01

  • WH311-02