Remote Windows Access
The CIS Department maintains two servers setup for Remote Desktop access. You may connect to either one of these servers from anywhere on- or off-campus.
CIS Department Users
Anyone with a CIS Account (this is separate from your eID account) may login to
Note: You must prefix your username with the domain name. In this case it would be: WIN\<eID>
Non CIS Department Users
Other university members without a CIS Account may connect to
remote-ksu.cis.ksu.edu using their eID and eID password. (This is the same password used for iSIS, and Webmail)
Note: You must prefix your username with the domain name. In this case it would be: USERS\<eID>
Remote Linux Access
You may remotely access the department Linux shell server from anywhere on- or off-campus an SSH client. While on another Unix-based machine (such as BSD, Linux, Solaris, or MacOS X) you can open a terminal window and type:
If you want to do this from Microsoft Windows, then you need to locate a secure shell program, such as [].
KSU Guest WiFi Network
Please Note: For SSH or RDP access to our remote access servers, you may not be connected to the KSU Guest wireless network. This network only allows web traffic on ports 80 & 443 (http/https) and nothing else.
If you are not a guest, please ensure you are connected to KSU Wireless or KSU Housing if you are on-campus.
Access Through Campus VPN
If you need access to any other CIS system and don't want to go through one of the above hosts first, you may install the campus VPN client on your remote systems (home desktops, laptops, etc), which you can download here: http://www.ksu.edu/its/security/vpn/. When you run it, you should login with your KSU eID and connect using the "Full Tunnel" option. This routes all your desktop network traffic through the KSU network, effectively putting your desktop behind the campus firewall. You can now use Remote Desktop or SSH client to connect to any CIS system.