Pulse is our VPN client that allows you access to specific applications when you are not on campus. Please follow the step below in order to install Pulse on your Windows computer.


Installing the Pulse application launcher


1. Open https://remote.lesley.edu/install in the web browser of your choosing.  Log in using your Lesley SSO credentials.



2.  Click the Start button to the right of Pulse Secure.








3. If this is your first time accessing the site, you will receive the following message stating that the application launcher is not installed.  Please click download.





4. You should now see the screen below.  Follow the instructions to run the msi file which has been downloaded.





Once the installation is complete you will see the message:



Click "Ok" and then click "HERE" where is says "once you have completed the above steps, click HERE to continue with the launch".


5. You should receive the pop-up below.  It is important to ensure that the box to "Always allow remote.lesley.edu to open links of this type in the associated app" is checked.  Then click "Open Pulse Secure Application Launcher".






6. The pulse secure application installation should automatically launch.



7. You may be prompted several times to allow the application to install.  Select Yes.


8. Once the installation finishes, the pulse secure application will automatically launch.  You should see the pulse secure icon in your system tray, as shown on the leftmost icon below.



9. If the Pulse icon is not in your system tray, you can also open the application by searching for Pulse in your start menu





Connecting via Pulse VPN after installation


1.  Open the pulse application as described in step 8 or 9 above. In the Pulse secure application window, click on the Connect button to the right of Lesley.






2. You might receive the following pop-up window. If so, just press the Proceed button.



3.  As an added layer of security, at this point, the Pulse secure client will run a security scan called Host Checker.  If upon finishing the host checker scan, you receive a failure to connect, please see our Host Checker article for further information at https://support.lesley.edu/support/solutions/articles/4000175331-pulse-vpn-host-checker


4. Upon connecting, you may be prompted to login with your SSO credentials.  Once the connected state says "Connected", you will be able to connect to any on-campus resources that you have been granted remote access to, such as colleague, informer, fileshares, etc.  These can all be accessed directly from your desktop or using the same URL's you would have used from campus.