The Department of Medicine IT recommends “working in place” as much as possible.

This means that when remote work is required you should remote from your personal devices to a work device. This prevents the accidental transference of confidential information to an unsecured machine, thereby helping protect you as well as the university.

Access your email and calendar

Access to your email and calendar is available via Outlook Web Access.

If you are on the Department of Medicine Outpost domain, use:

If not, use

Terminal server

Terminal servers are common workplaces for secure remote access to network drives, Microsoft Office programs, and other programs common to the campus or windows systems.

The Department of Medicine IT operates a common terminal server for all users on the Outpost domain. To access this system open Remote Desktop on your device and connect the "". When prompted for credentials make sure that the username is entered as "outpost\your_username".

Most newer Windows computers already have Remote Desktop software installed. To check whether a Windows computer has the Remote Desktop program, click Start > Programs > Accessories and look for "Remote Desktop Connection". If you do not see it, check the Accessories > Communications folder. It is sometimes installed there.

Remote Desktop

An alternative to the terminal server is remote access to your personal office workstation. This allows you to experience your regular desktop configuration, applications, and files while working remotely. By default Outpost domain workstations do not have this functionality turned on. If you would like to remote access to your office workstation please contact the Department of Medicine IT Services.

For those that have had this configured, when prompted for the name of the remote computer you should enter the name of your office workstation. If you are not sure what this might be please contact the Department of Medicine IT Services and a technician would be happy to help. When prompted for credentials make sure that the username is entered as "outpost\your_username".

Quick links

Outlook Web App

Terminal Server

DOM IT website

UW IT website