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Working from Home


Home Working ImageThis page contains information for Edinburgh Napier staff members about connecting to the IT services from home or off campus.  


A link to the University's Home Working policy can be found on the HR Documents page.


Remember when using any Edinburgh Napier University IT service on or off campus you are bound by the terms of Edinburgh Napier University's Information Security Policy.  You must also ensure that you have up to date anti-virus software installed on your home machine - free anti-virus software is provided by the University.


Frequently Asked Questions


Q:  What equipment do I need to work from home?

A:  To connect to the University network all you need is a PC or laptop with an internet connection. 


Q:  What IT services can I access from home?

A:  You can:

You can access all of the following services via the Virtual Desktop, Remote Desktop or directly:


Q:  What preparation do I need to do at work before I can access IT services from home?

A:  If you wish to use the Virtual Desktop you will need to set it up on your home machine - go to the Virtual Desktop page to find out more.


VPN imageIf you wish to use the VPN to Remote Connect to your office PC from home then you need to:  

  1. Set up your office PC for Remote Desktop Connection
  2. Obtain the IP and MAC address of your office PC

Full instructions for carrying out the above steps can be found in the VPN​ User Guide​.


Further information about the VPN service and Remote Desktop connections can be found on the Remote Access to the Network intranet page



Q:  Can I divert my office telephone to my home telephone or mobile phone?

A:  Yes.  Log in to the Telephone User Options web pages and click on Call Forwarding.


Additional instructions can be found on the Reference Guides section of the IP Telephony page and choose the appropriate handset.



Q:  Does the University supply software that I can install on my home machine?

A:  Yes.  Before you access any of the University's services from home you must have up to date anti-virus software installed on your home machine - free anti-virus software is provided by the University

As staff members now have an Office 365 account, you have access to the MS Office suite (Word, Excel etc.) which you can download to 5 personal devices (including home PC, laptop, tablet and phone). Find out how to install...


Go to the Software for Home use page for information about other software available to you.