Cisco Anyconnect VPN and Remote Desktop

  1. Open a web browser and go to
  2. Under Group – click the drop down box and choose “tunnel_tamu_traffic” and then enter your NetID and password and click Login
  3. On the next page, click the Download button or the AnyConnect VPN blue hyperlink:
  4. Once the AnyConnect file downloads – open the location and double click to install:
  5. Click Next to continue with the install:
  6. Accept the license agreement and click Next:
  7. Click Install and when completed click Finish:

Part 2 – Configuring the VPN Connection for TAMU

  1. Now that VPN has been installed – click the start windows and scroll to “C” and find Cisco – Right click “Cisco Anyconnect” and choose “More” and “pin to taskbar” and this will place it on the taskbar for easier access in the future:
  2. Now click the Cisco Client in the taskbar to open VPN:
  3. In the box that pops up on the right, enter “” into the white space area:
  4. Click connect.  In the next box that pops up enter your NetID and Password and click OK.  Wait for it to authenticate and if successful you will see a pad lock:
  5. You can also check by clicking the up arrow in the bottom right and hovering over the Cisco circle icon:

Part 3 – Connecting to your remote computer using remote desktop:

  1. Click start – scroll down to Windows Accessories – click Remote Desktop:
  2. Type in the IP address of your remote computer in the white space box and click Connect:
  3. In the box that pops up enter your credentials and click OK:
  4. In the identity box that pops up – check the name in the middle section for Certificate name = it should be something familiar to your remote connection name.  Example OfficeComputer or HomePC: