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Faculty, staff and graduate students please follow the GCS Remote Desktop instructions to connect to your on campus computer.

Step 1: Get the GCS Lab computer's name

These steps allow GCS students with a valid ENCS account to remotely log in to a computer in a GCS Public Computer Lab. Students can use this service to use the software for learning, research and completing assignments.


Option A. Connect to Concordia's VPN

Step 2: Connecting to the Concordia network

  • Download the VPN FortiClient software. Once the software has been installed, enter your Concordia netname and password to establish a connection.
  • Please note: the Forticlient app may already be on your desktop. If you see the Forticlient icon on your work desktop, please continue to Step 3.
  • If you are attempting to install the FortiClient software on a Concordia-owned computer that requires admin access, contact the Service Desk.
  • Need help? Email the Service Desk or see the support page.
  • If you don't know your computer name, contact the Service Desk.


Select the option that corresponds to your operating system for instructions on how to download and configure the installation software. For a sample configuration, see "Connection to the Concordia Network".

Step 3: Connecting to a GCS Lab computer

Option B: Connect directly to the GCS network

Step 2: Create an SSH tunnel to the GCS network

These instructions describe the procedure for establishing an SSH Tunnel and how to use it to connect your client (home) computer to the GCS lab (on-campus) computer. For more details on creating ssh tunnels to the GCS network, please consult the FAQ What is an ssh tunnel and how does it work?.  


Select the option that corresponds to your home computer's operating system.

Step 3: Connecting to a GCS Lab computer

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