To use the St John Fisher VPN you will need to use a web browser and click this link:

How to use VPN

In the ‘Domain\user name’ field, you will need to type the following;

covue\your username

e.g. If you login to the school computer with the username smita1.887, then type; covue\smita1.887

Enter your normal login password into the password field. Please note that the password is case sensitive. Then click the ‘Sign in’ box that is shown toward the bottom right of the screen.

After a few moments the screen will display the Remote Desktop Services page. (See below);

The highlighted ‘Default’ icon shown in red above is a connection to a virtual PC as if the workstation we being used in the classroom, the user will see their personal files and the network shared areas using this application.

To run a the application, double click its icon.

After a few moments a dialogue box with a warning may appear, (see below), if so, click on the connect button.

You will be asked to provide your password details again, use the exact same password from when you first logged in. Click the ‘OK’ button to continue. After a few moments the application you chose to run will open.

When you have finished using the VPN, please sign out if you are operating the ‘Default’ virtual machine, then simply close your browser.

How to use VPN from phone or iMac

From the app store/google play store you will need to download an app called “Microsoft Remote Desktop Client”

Once installed open the app it should look similar to the image below.

Now select the plus sign in the top right corner, you should now see a new screen similar to the one below.

From the list select the remote resources option and enter as shown below.

After you have done this you will need to add your user login as shown below then click save.

Once this has been filled in you need to click the find feed button on the top right of the screen.

If all went well you should now see the first image below in app view you will want to select the desktop view as shown in the second image then clcik the “Remote Desktop” icon.

Once you click the “Remote Desktop” icon a new remote session will start to load and finally load your desktop.

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