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How to connect to an OIT lab computer (Remote Computer Access)


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Remote Computer Access has now ended. We are preparing the computer labs for Fall quarter. Thank you for using Remote Computer Access.

Below are the steps to connect to a lab computer in OIT Labs.

Quick Tutorial Video: How to connect remotely to OIT Lab Computers (Yuja <1min)

  1. Connect to the UCI VPN - If you see the error below, please make sure you are connected to the UCI VPN prior to using remote computer access.

  2. Go to UCI Remote Computer Access

    -- On the left-hand side, select a Computer Lab.
    -- On the right-hand side, select a computer and click Connect. This will download an RDP file.

    UCI Remote Computer Access

  3. Download and open the RDP file (i.e. GSC75.rdp)

    Download RDP File

  4. Click Connect and Yes on the following prompts.

    RCA Click Connect

    Click Yes

  5. Just like being in the computer labs, sign in with your UCInetID and Password. Please remember to sign out when finished.

Important Notes:

For further assistance, please send email to and we'll be happy to help! Stay safe and stay healthy!