NOTE: All institution hosted resources now require VPN and Two-Factor Authentication to connect.
Institution issued laptops will need a VPN connection for network functionality.
Remote Meeting and Collaboration Tools:
Google Meet - (https://meet.google.com/ login with your UTH-Share credentials. To start a meeting, you must sign in with your UTH credentials. People who do not have UTH credentials cannot start meetings, though they can join meetings with no issue and can be invited to meetings.) Allow these to use your webcams and mics when prompted, the pop up prompts typically appear near the address bar) Instructions for Google Meet
https://inside.uth.edu/admin-tech/uterp-systems Issues within these applications are handled by the UTHealth Help Desk at 713-486-4848 or email@example.com
UTHealth Working Remotely Guide: https://www.uth.edu/it/working-remotely
MD Anderson Working Remote Guide: https://www.mdanderson.org/about-md-anderson/employee-resources/working-remotely.html
Connecting to your Office PC remotely (GSBS)The VPN connection will allow you to use your home PC to connect to your office PC using a secure connection. All applications and settings on your office PC will be available to you using the remote connection.Preparation:
GSBS office computer will need to be powered on. Monitors can be turned off.Download and install the VPN client and establish the VPN Connection:Go to https://utvpn.uth.edu (you can connect to the F5 VPN web client through the web browser, if your desktop client is not connecting properly. Continue to sign in through the web browser after putting in your credentials, and select "Open F5 VPN" or "Continue with F5 VPN", should any similar messages pop up in the browser. This works the same way as your desktop client typically would.)Testing your connection:
- Point your web browser to https://inside.uth.edu/. If you see the Inside UTHealth website without having to enter your login information in the browser then you have connected to our network.
- On the Start Menu, Click on Start, All Programs, Accessories, Remote Desktop Connection.
- Mac Only: To connect to a Windows PC, you will need to download the "Microsoft Remote Desktop" app from the App Store.
- In the Computer field, enter bl-gsbs-computername.ms.uthouston.edu
Mac Only: Connection Name can be anything to name your connection. PC Name needs your computers name, for example: bl-gsbs-computername.ms.uthouston.edu. Gateway: No gateway configured. Username: uthouston\username. Password: UTHealth password.
- "computername" is unique to you. You can check your office computer’s name by right clicking on the My Computer or Computer icon. (Windows 10: right click on the Windows icon in the lower left of the desktop, then left click on System) Click on Properties, Computer Name Tab. The “Full Computer Name” is what you need to type in the window above.
- Click on connect.
- This will bring you to the log on screen of your office computer.
- Enter your UTHealth userid and password.
- Your domain is UTHOUSTON. (If the login screen does not show this domain, you may need to precede your username with: uthouston\ )
You may print on the printers that your office PC already has access to. You may have the ability to use your home printer during the remote session but please refrain if you routinely deal with sensitive information. If printing to your home printer is not available, please print to PDF or save to PDF and print later.Leaving the Remote Desktop
Leaving your PC on (reconnection possible)
- Close the Remote Desktop window by clicking the x button at the top right.
- Click on OK to disconnect.
- Click on the Start button.
- Click on Windows Security.
- Click on Shutdown.
- Select Restart on the drop down menu and click on OK.
Click "Disconnect" on your F5 VPN application to end your secured internet connection to UTHealth servers