Can I use the UIC VPN through a Remote Desktop session?

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Unfortunately, AnyConnect VPN connections are not able to be initiated through a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection. You will receive an error when attempting to connect. This method of initiating a connection is not possible due to the risk of making the remote machine inaccessible. You must physically access the machine that you want to start an AnyConnect VPN connection on.

 
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Article ID: 977
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Fri 1/15/21 6:18 PM
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Wed 10/11/23 1:14 PM

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The Virtual Private Network service allows you to securely access resources at UIC over a non-UIC Internet connection. While connected to the VPN, the client software works with the operating system to determine when you are accessing an Internet location that the client should protect. When you are accessing such a location, the VPN client encrypts the data.