Update: VPN now supports Windows 10

Posted on 15 September 2015

The issues with using the VPN from Windows 10 have now been resolved.

If you have upgraded to Windows 10, you are now able to use the Virtual Private Network.

For set up instructions, please see:

Original information:

The University of York Virtual Private Network (VPN) currently does not support Windows 10. As a result, anyone who upgrades their machine to Windows 10 will no longer be able to access the VPN.

This week Windows have released a free upgrade to Windows 10 for all Windows 7 and 8 customers.

While there are a number of advantages to the new operating system, the suppliers of our Virtual Private Network (VPN) service have confirmed that the current version does not support Windows 10. As a result, anyone who upgrades their machine to Windows 10 will no longer be able to access the VPN. We are expecting our suppliers to provide a fix, but it may be some time before this is available.

In the meantime, if you are considering upgrading to Windows 10 on your personal machine you will still be able to access our Virtual Desktop Service (VDS). This is available through the web and has the same look and feel as logging on to a managed PC. The VDS provides secure access to your personal filestore and commonly used software such as Microsoft Office, EndNote, SPSS and Chrome.

If you have any queries about the VDS or VPN service please contact the Library & IT Help Desk.