When I click Get RDP file, Internet Explorer gives an error and states it cannot download index.php from vcl.ncsu.edu
This is related to a security setting in Internet Explorer which for some reason does not allow file downloads over a secure connection (https).
To fix this problem:
- Within Internet Explorer, click "Tools"
- Click "Internet Options"
- Select the "Advanced" tab
- Under the Security settings section make sure "Do not save encrypted pages to disk" is checked
- Click Apply
- Close the Internet Options window
Attempt to get the RDP file again: click "Get RDP file". You should be able to save the RDP file to your local computer and open it to access the remote VCL machine.