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Follow the steps below to access a virtual desktop remotely from a Windows computer.

  1. Click here to download the Remote Desktop application. The file is zipped and will have to be extracted.

  2. Once extracted, double-click the MPH.rdp file. When opening for the first time, you will be presented with the a dialog box. You may check the box next to “Don’t ask me again…” to avoid in being prompted in the future and press Connect.

  3. You will then be prompted to enter your username and password. On a personal PC, this will default to your local user account. So, it will be necessary to select More Choices, then enter "merceru\Mercer University ID number" and your password (the same password used to access your MyMercer and MercerLive account). Click OK.

  4. You will see a "Configuring remote session..." dialog box. It may take a few moments for the desktop to appear.


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