Answered By: Jason Welborn
Last Updated: May 04, 2015     Views: 340

Important! Computing & Technology Services has implemented a new Remote Desktop Gateway server to act as "connection broker" between your home computer and your campus PC. The Gateway is more secure method of connecting and will greatly reduce the amount of unwanted traffic that hits our campus network. 

If you access your PC from home, you'll need to perform the steps below on your home Mac if you wish to continue using Remote Desktop. The old method of using the IP address to connect to your campus PC will cease to function on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The Gateway is ready to use now, so make these changes today and test your connection through the Gateway before the old method is no longer available. Contact the RITE Support Desk (878-4357) with any questions.

Follow these steps on your home Mac to configure the RD Gateway connection:

1. Download the latest version of Microsoft Remote Desktop (8.0.16 was the latest version as of April 2015).
2. Open your Applications folder and launch Microsoft Remote Desktop.


3. Click New and fill in the fields below (using the picture as a guide):
 
  • Connection name: Enter Remote to Work or something similar
  • PC Name: Enter the device name of your campus PC
  • User name: Enter bsclogon\ followed by your Buffalo State username
  • Password: Enter your Buffalo State password
Please note: You must enter the device name of your campus PC. The old method of using the IP address to connect to your campus PC will cease to function on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

4. Select Add Gateway from the Gateway drop-down.
5. Click the plus sign (+) and enter the gateway information (using the picture as a guide):
 
  • Gateway name: Enter BSC Gateway or something similar
  • Server: Enter bscrd.buffalostate.edu
  • User name: Enter bsclogon\ followed by your Buffalo State username
  • Password: Enter your Buffalo State password
6. Click the X to close the Preferences window. Click the X again to close the Edit Remote Desktops window.
7. Select Remote to Work under My Desktops and click Start.
 
 
8. If you receive a Verify Certificate messages, click Continue.