When do I need to use a VPN?

You should use a VPN when:

  • You do not have access to a home computer, but could bring your work laptop home. In this instance, you would use Cisco AnyConnect VPN to access secure systems such as ROSI and AMS/SAP.
  • You have your U of T computer at home, but you need access to your I: or H: drives. In this instance, you would use UTORcsi.
  • You need access to specific departmental shares.

Do I need to use DW Remote Desktop Service to work remotely?

Most users will not need to use DW Remote Desktop Service to work from home and can simply use their computer with OneDrive and other information-sharing tools like SharePoint and Teams. However, if you are a managed desktop user who needs to use a non-U of T device and requires access to administrative services such as ROSI or AMS/SAP you will need to use it.

Please review the DW Remote Desktop Service section above for more details on using this service and how to install it.