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Simple Remote Working Set Up

As more and more people begin working from home, we wanted to share some tips on how this can be made easier.

Here at Dentons Digital, we are lucky to already have the tools necessary in place to implement this, but we understand that for many of you, this may seem a little overwhelming.

Accessing your Email at Home

This might seem obvious to some, but others may have lived by the “leave work at work” mantra.

Email accounts accessed online are called “webmails”. Many people already use these, so for things like Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and others, you will already be able to simply go to your email service provider, type in your username and password, and click log in.

For example, if your email is hosted with Office 365:

  1. Office 365 sign-in page, or to Outlook.com
  2. Enter the email address and password for your account
  3. Select Sign in

If your email is hosted with Dentons:

If you host your email with Dentons then accessing your work emails at home is simple enough.

  1. Open up any browser e.g. Firefox, Google Chrome
  2. Type into the URL search box: www.[yourwebsite.co.uk]/webmail (e.g. for dentonsdigital.com this would be www.dentonsdigital.com/webmail)
  3. Login using your email as the username, and your password

Please contact us If you do not have your password logged, as we can reset it for you.

Connecting to your work computer from home:

There are two main methods that remote workers can use to connect to their work computer from home: either use a VPN to connect to a work network or use a remote desktop solution.

A VPN can be pretty complicated, and you probably don’t want that added stress in your life right now, so for now we are going to just talk you through the most simple option in our opinion.

Chrome Remote Desktop

Please ensure all passwords on your computer are updated and secure before proceeding. Contact your IT company if you need any support with this. These are simply suggestions and Dentons is not liable for decisions made regarding your IT systems.

Now that bit is out the way, before you start you’ll need to use Google Chrome as your web browser on both your work and home computers, and have a Gmail account set up. Both are very quick and easy to do.

Once you have set these up, follow the following instructions:

First, on your work computer:

  1. Open up Google Chrome
  2. Go to remotedesktop.google.com/access
  3. If you aren’t already logged into your Gmail account, here it will ask you to log in
  4. Once logged in you should see the below screen. Hit the blue download arrow.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to download and install
  6. Once installed, you will be asked to choose a recognisable name for you work computer
  7. Then set up a PIN with at least 6 numbers. You’ll need this PIN and your Gmail login details for the next bit
  8. Leave your computer on and google chrome open- logged into your Gmail account

Second, on your home computer:

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Sign into Gmail
  3. Go to remotedesktop.google.com/access
  4. Select the computer you which to access
  5. Enter the PIN
  6. Select the arrow to connect.
  7. When you’re finished, close your tab to stop your session.

As long as your work computer remains switched on, and Google Chrome is running, then you will be able to have direct access to your work computer.

See Google’s instructions here.

Dentons will continue to help businesses weather the storm, in the same ways that we always have. We are here if and when you need us.

Any questions regarding accessing your emails hosted by Dentons?

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