User Guide for Connecting Windows computers from outside to a Windows computer on the campus network.

 

Install the VPN client (PaloAlto GlobalProtect) on your PC 


Open the web browser and type in the following website in the address bar: https://gpvpn.qc.cuny.edu


Input just your QC username (Ex. JSmith) and password to login for downloading the client installation file


To verify what version of Windows, go to Start > Control Panel > System (Refer to Appendix).


Click on the corresponding link to download the VPN client installation file:


Download Windows 32 bit GlobalProtect agent” for Windows 32 bit version (GlobalProtect.msi)


-OR -


Download Windows 64 bit GlobalProtect agent” for Windows 64 bit version (GlobalProtect64.msi)



Click to install the agent on your PC. The installation requires administrator privilege. This is a local administrator for your computer, and not a QC administrator.



Keep all the default settings, click “Next”



Keep all the default settings, click “Next”


 

Keep all the default settings, click “Next”


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Close the dialogue windows after the installation completed, and close the browser.


Configure the VPN client (PaloAlto GlobalProtect) on your PC.



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Input the portal address “gpvpn.qc.cuny.edu”, and click “Connect”


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When prompt, input just your QC username (Ex. JSmith) and password for authentication


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After successfully authenticated, the PC is now connected remotely to QC network via VPN


At the bottom right hand corner, you will see this icon vpn3, showing that the VPN is connected.

 

 

Run Microsoft Remote Desktop



Click on the Windows Icon, and type the word “Remote” (without the quotes). Click on Remote Desktop Connection in the left column.



When the Remote Desktop Connection window appears, enter the computer name that you noted at work.



Once connected, you will be prompted for your QC username and password. Your QC username MUST be preceded by “qc\”. (Ex. qc\JSmith)


 

Logout / Sign out VPN connection


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To logout, click on the GlobalProtect icon, then click the setting icon , click “Disable”

To re-login again, just click “Enable”, then you will be prompted to login again (username preserved)


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To sign out VPN completely, click on the GlobalProtect icon, then click the setting icon , click “Settings”.


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Then click “Sign Out”.


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Confirm the dialogue to sign out completely


In the bottom right hand corner, you will see this icon , showing that the VPN is disconnected.

Remarks: Please remember to disconnect the VPN connection before logging off, shutting down, or restarting the computer.

 


Appendix:

To verify what version of Windows, go to Start > Control Panel > System

 

 

Prepared by ITS
 Date: Mar 13, 2020

Version 1.3 – DV

 

Version Listing

Version 1 – Original connection documents from Sunny Chan for VPN & Added Remote Desktop connection

Version 1.1 – Added clarification of correct usernames for each location needed. Added clarification that Windows UN/PWD is local, not QC. 

Version 1.2 – Clarified that installing the VPN Client on Home computer is 32-bit OR 64-bit.

Version 1.3 - Edited to fit better in FreshService