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Using Personally-Owned Computer and a Fob

Install the software you need and set up your printers and drives, then connect.

Prepare Your Computer

computer icon

1. Download and Install Remote Desktop Connection Client

If you use a Mac or Linux computer, download and install a Remote Desktop Connection client:

2. Set Up Printers and Drivers

Make local computer resources available during your remote session, including your printer, USB drives, mapped drives or clipboard. Customize display and performance options. Remote session options must be set before you connect for the first time:

3. Learn How to Read the Fob

hardware token

The fob displays a 6-digit tokencode that changes every 60 seconds, represented by two indicators:

  • On the far left side, a column of 6 bars repesents a full minute.
    • The top bar disappears after 5 seconds.
    • Each of the next 5 bars disappears every 10 seconds.
    • When the last bar disappears, 5 seconds remain before the tokencode changes.
  • In the lower right hand corner, a dot flashes every second.

Connect to Admin VWS HUB Administrative Functions

Connect from your personally owned computer:

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