ITS Locations

Help Desk

Teaching Learning Center Room 128
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Phone: (208) 885-4357 (HELP) 
helpdesk@uidaho.edu

Administration

ITS Administration Offices
Administration Building
Room 140
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3155
Moscow, ID 83844-3155
Phone: (208)885-6721
Fax: (208)885-7539

Media Center

Teaching Learning Center 131 
Phone: (208) 885-6411
Fax: (208) 885-0566
mediactr@uidaho.edu

Records Management

Office of Records Management
Student Union Building
Room 53
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4247
Moscow, ID 83844-4247
phone: (208) 885-2580
records@uidaho.edu

Current Hours of Operation
Mon: 7:30-4:30pm
Tue: 7:30-11:30am
Wed: 7:30-11:30am
Thur: 7:30-11:30am

Vandal Cards

Student Union Building
Room 124
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4256
Moscow, ID 83844-4256
Phone: (208) 885-7522
Fax: (208) 885-9208
vcoffice@uidaho.edu

Telephone Services

Administration Building 
Room 133
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3155
Moscow, ID 83844-3155
Phone: (208) 885-5800
Fax: (208) 885-7539
its-ts-admin@uidaho.edu

Self-Help: VPN for Windows

VPN for Windows

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):

Windows      

Overview:

Access to many UI resources, such as shared drives, Banner, etc, is limited to machines with UI IP addresses. If you are traveling or working from home, you will need to connect to the VPN in order to access these resources. This tutorial will guide you through installing the Cisco VNP client and accessing UI resources when not on the UI campus.


Step 1

You must have prior permission to run this software.  If you are not already in the group you can send a request to the ITS Help Desk (helpdesk@uidaho.edu) for access. If you are able to download the software, you should also be able to use it.

Once you have access to the VandalVPN group, the Cisco Anyconnect Client can be downloaded here: https://downloads.uidaho.edu/vpn/any/Cisco-AnyConnect-Windows.exe

Once the download has completed, run the Cisco-AnyConnect-Windows.exe file.


Step 2

Select which module you would like installed.  For most users just the AnyConnect VPN is all that will be needed.  If you would like to be able to run the VPN before logging in, select the check box next to that option and keep following these instructions.  How to turn that feature on will be included later.


Step 3

After you choose which module(s) you want, you will be prompted to accept the EULA.


Step 4

After accepting the client should install.  To connect to the VPN select the client from the start menu.



Step 5

In the lower right-hand side of the screen a box should appear.  The server should be vpn.uidaho.edu.  Select “Connect” and then a new box should appear asking for you credentials.  Make sure the group is VandalVPN (or the designated group, if appropriate).  Enter your credentials and select OK.  You should now be connected to the VPN.  If you wish to be able to log into the VPN client before logging onto your computer, continue following the directions below.


Step 6

Enter your credentials and select OK.  You should now be connected to the VPN.  If you wish to be able to log into the VPN client before logging onto your computer, continue following the directions below.




Step 7

If needed, you can have VPN load automatically when your computer starts. Open AnyConnect, then select the gear icon to bring up the settings menu.




Step 8

Under the Preferences tab, check the box next to “Start VPN before logon to computer.”




Step 9

The next time you log in, select the “Switch User” button below the password box and then in the lower right hand corner there will be a button with an arrow and two computers.  Select that option>Connect to vpn.uidaho.edu>Enter your credentials>Select your account and log in like normal.  You should be already connected to the VPN when you log in.


Step 10

In the lower right hand corner there will be a button with an arrow and two computers.
Select that option.


Step 11

Connect to vpn.uidaho.edu

Enter your credentials.

Select your account and log in like normal. 

You should be already connected to the VPN when you log in.