VPN is the Virtual Private Network application for faculty and staff that is used to access the KU network and/or desktop computers from off-campus locations.

First Time Setup

The following articles document the installation process of the FortiClient VPN to access shared drives and remote desktop.

Remote Desktop

VPN and remote desktop allow you to connect to an on-campus device remotely. Select your corresponding configuration below for step-by-step instructions.

Shared Drives

Shared drives can be accessed off-campus after connecting to VPN. View step-by-step instructions for Accessing Shared Drives Off Campus.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I print to my local printer using a remote session?

It may be slow to do so, but you can print from your office computer to your local printer in Microsoft Remote Desktop by ticking the Printers checkmark in Local Resources tab of the Remote Desktop Connection settings (shown in the image below). When you print on your office computer, you will see your home/local printer with the word "redirected" behind it.