Be sure you are connected to the GlobalProtect VPN. See Windows Installation to ensure connectivity.
Go to your Desktop.
Right-click and go to New > Shortcut.
Next you will enter the path (location) for the filer shortcut in Type the location of the item: the text field.
All paths will begin with: \\filer.hunter.cuny.edu\
Select from the drop-down box the drive you have access you’d like to create a shortcut for.
Name the shortcut for the drive whatever you would like to name it.
You will see the drive appear on your Desktop after clicking Finish. To access your filer drive, simply double-click on your newly created shortcut.
There are three ways to start Remote Desktop Connection in Windows
From the Start Menu
If you are using Windows 10, you can launch the Remote Desktop Connection client from the Start Menu.
Open the Start Menu and scroll through the apps list until you find the folder Windows Accessories.
Click or tap on the Remote Desktop Connection to open it.
From the Search Box
Type the word remote in the search field.
Click or tap on the appropriate result.
Use the Microphone
Alternatively, you can click or tap the microphone icon on the same search box and say: Open Remote Desktop Connection.
No matter which way you choose to launch it, once the Remote Desktop Connection client is opened, it should look like the next screenshot.
Using the Remote Desktop Connection client is fairly straightforward.
First, type the full name of the computer to which you want to connect
Then click or tap on Connect.
The computer name is host's local IP address which has been copied to your laptop’s desktop for reference.
Then, the Remote Desktop Connection app asks for the user credentials that you need to use to sign in on to the remote Windows computer. If the user account selected by default, is the one you want to use, enter its password and press OK.
On your Apple desktop or laptop, click the App Store icon from the lower Dock to launch the program to download programs on MacOS.
Type in Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 in the search field on the upper left then click Get to download
Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 application from your machine via Launchpad
Once the program is open mouse over to "+" icon in the file menu and select Add PC.
Enter the IP Address given to you by the helpdesk and/or IT admin in the PC name text field.
For User account: leave the selection Ask when required as it is
For Friendly name: you may enter an your office room number
Group: may be left as Saved PC’s
Under Gateway: make sure no gateway is selected as the setting
Click Add, then Save
To initiate a connection to your machine, double click on your PC Name tile
Now enter your Hunter NetID Username and you Hunter NetID password
On the next screen click Show Certificate
Click Always Trust to prevent seeing this warning again for the PC specified , then Continue.
Please note: If you have not recently connected to this computer there will be a delay as your profile is created. This is normal. You are now connected.