UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Staff/Student Intranet


How to gain access to departmental computing resources via SGD (Secure Global Desktop)

All Platforms:

The latest version of SGD requires you to install a client to connect. This is by far the simplest way to connect and we strongly recommend that you use this method. You can download and install a client from:


Download the client for your platform. and then install. If you have admin rights on the PC you are installing on, then choose to "Install for Everyone". If you do not have admin rights you can just choose to "Install Only for Me".

Once you have installed you should visit the SGD server to login:


Once you have logged in you will see a list of available applications on the left hand side of the browser window.

You can click on the application to launch it on a departmental server and display the output on your local PC. Please be patient when launching applications, it can take a few seconds for the application display to pop up on your screen.