Remote Access to PACS, RaptorMed, Q-Pulse, SlideHosting, and Vetstar

Please use the instructions below to download the remote connection link to your personal laptop for PACS (Imaging System), Vetstar (Health Info Systems), RaptorMed (Wildlife), Slidehosting (histoloty) or Q-Pulse (VDL QA). If you previously logged into Dino via a VPN connection, this will no longer work and you need switch to the new application links below.

Ensure you are connected to the internet. If you are on campus, you should connect to IllinoisNet.  

IllinoisNet Wireless Connection Instructions: [Link for document 78554 is unavailable at this time.] 

Download Instructions (Windows and MacOS)

Select and download the following any of the following and save to your computer. (Remember where you save the file(s). We recommend you put it on your Desktop.)

PACS (Imaging System)
RaptorMed (Wildlife)
Q-Pulse (VDL QA)
Slidehosting (Histology)*
Vetstar SANDI (Health Information Systems)
Vetstar Remote Access (Health Information Systems for Remote access with Single Sign-on)

* Slidehosting may now also be accessed directly at with Chrome, Firefox & Explorer browsers without downloading the above Slidehosting file.  Other browsers may function without issue but have not been fully tested by the vendor.  ImageScope is no longer needed

Note: When off campus you may be prompted for your credentials twice.

Windows Setup Instructions 

  1. Navigate to where you saved the file, and launch it.
  2. A box will appear asking if you are sure you want to connect. Check the Don’t ask me again for connections to this computer box.
  3. Select Connect
  4. When prompted to enter your credentials type uofi\xxxxx and your NetID password (campus email password). For Example: uofi\tinab
  5. Select Remember my credentials
  6. Select OK
  7. A final box will show up asking to confirm the certificate. Check the Don’t ask me again for connections to this computer box
  8. Select Yes
  9. You will see the login screen for the application you selected.
Repeat these steps for each application you need to access. (You be presented with a login on subsequent application downloads.)

Apple macOS Setup Instructions

  1. Install Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 via the App Store

  2. Open Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 via the macOS Launchpad or via Applications > Microsoft Remote Desktop

  3. Select Connections > Import from RDP file...

  4. Select the file(s) you downloaded in the Download Instructions section above and click the Import button

  5. In Microsoft Remote Desktop, hover your mouse over one of the connections you imported and click on the pencil icon to open up the Edit PC prompt.

  6. Under User account:, select Add User Account... to bring up the Add a User Account prompt

  7. Enter your uofi\(your NetID) as the username.  For example, if your NetID is thisisanetid, then you would enter uofi\thisisanetid. Enter your NetID password and click the Add button.

  8. Ensure the username you entered is selected as the User account: and click the Save button

  9. For the rest of the connections you have imported:

    1. Hover over over the connection and click on the pencil icon to open up the Edit PC prompt

    2. Select the user you set up under User account: in step 6 above and then click the Save button

  10. You can now double click on the connections within Microsoft Remote Desktop to connect to them.

    • On your first attempt to connect, you may be notified about the certificate.  Press the Continue button to continue connecting

Potential Errors


You get "The publisher of this RemoteApp program can't be identified."

Click "Don't ask me again for connections to this computer" and click connect

You then get "The identity of this computer cannot be verified"
Click "Don't ask me again for connections to this computer" and click Yes


 When connecting to one of the desktops, if you receive the following error, select Continue.

 "You are connecting to the RDP host "DAISY.AD.UILLINOIS.EDU".  The certificate couldn't be verified back to a root certificate.  Your connection may not be secure.  do you want to continue?"