Windows Remote Access

If you are outside the CS trusted network, you will need to use the Duke CS VPN. Examples of this include access from home through your ISP, from the Duke wireless network or from a network at another school.

Using the Duke CS VPN

  1. Open a browser and visit
  2. Change the Department option to Computer Science and use your netid and password to login.
  3. Run the Cisco VPN installer as administrator, accepting all default settings.
  4. When the installation has completed, you can easily access your files by running the Cisco VPN client, setting the Department to Computer Science and logging in.
    You will then be able to access filesystems and printers as you do when connected to the departmental network. Just follow the instructions on Mapping a Network Drive. For more information on the Duke VPN, please see the following documentation.
  • You will need to uninstall File and Printer Sharing on your computer.
    • Open Control Panel → Network Connections → (select enabled network device) --> Properties
    • Select the File and Print Sharing services and select Uninstall.