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Connecting to Your Office Computer from Home

  • You can verify you are connected by going to the bottom right taskbar arrow and looking for the padlock icon next to the Cisco logo.
  • Next, search for the “Remote Desktop Connection” application on your computer. This is installed by default with Windows and can be found in the start menu.
  • In the window that appears, type in “cast” followed by the ISU Tag # on your computer and “”.
  • Some computers are named after individuals’ ULIDs instead.
  • The ISU Tag # of your computer can be found on a white barcode.
  • Finally, when you are prompted for credentials, select “More Choices” and select “Use a Different Account”. Then enter “ADILSTU\” followed by your ULID along with your ISU password. Accept or click yes to any prompts that appear and your connection should now be established.
  • If you are unable to connect then you likely do not have permission to or the computer you are trying to connect to is turned off.
  • When you are connected, your work computer remains locked and any activity is not visible to anyone physically present at the computer.
  • You do not need to log off of your computer in order to remotely connect. The computer must simply remain powered on.
  • For assistance or questions please send an email describing your question or issue to