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Connecting to a vStation server - Windows
Posted by on 22 March 2012 10:56 AM

Before using vStation for the first time, please contact the Helpdesk at to be granted access to use it


Connecting to the vStation server

1. Open the Remote Desktop Connection

  • For Windows 7: go to the Start Menu, type in Remote Desktop Connection and click on that option
  • For Windows 8/10: Press the Windows key and enter "Remote Desktop" and select that option.
  • For a Mac: Connecting to a vStation server from Mac OS X


2. When the following window appears, enter "" (no quotes) into the computer blank.  Then click the options dropdown in the lower left of the window.

Server and Options  

3. OR, Type "" (no quotes) into the "Computer" field. Then, type your Houghton username into the "User name" field.

Computer and Username

4. You may be prompted with this dialogue.  Simply check the Computer name to make sure it says before clicking connect.

Confirm Connection

5. At this point a log in screen will appear. Simply enter your user password to log on. When you are done working log off through the Start Menu.


Using vStation to remote to another computer


6. If you are going to be using vStation to remote into another computer (there is an icon for that on the desktop of vStation) you will first need to enable remote desktop on that computer.  


7. Right-click on Computer/My Computer  


8. In Windows 7, you will then need to select 'Advanced System Settings' (Windows XP does not need this  


9. Go to the 'Remote' tab  


10. Under the 'Remote Desktop section select the following:

  • For Windows XP: "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer."
  • For Windows 7: "Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop"

       11. When you connect, type in your computer name ( and it should then allow you to log in.


Accessing your local computer files from vStation

To move files between your local computer and vStation, please see this guide: LINK




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