How To Use Remote Desktop for Macs

Use these steps to connect to Macs using Remote Desktop. Remote Desktop can be installed for Mac OSX through the App Store. Remote Desktop must be turned on and configured to be available. Your department may have its own policy regarding access to Remote Desktop. If you are not sure whether Remote Desktop is configured on your computer, contact your IT support department.


Basic Instructions:

Open the mac app store.  In the upper right hand corner search box, type in Microsoft Remote Desktop and hit return.
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From the search results, choose the icon Microsoft Remote Desktop and doubleclick to open and see more information about the app. Verify that the application you have chosen is being sold by Microsoft Corporation before continuing.

Click on the blue "get" button, then click it again to verify you want to download the application. You will then be prompted to enter your iTunes store account login information.  If you don't have an iTunes account, you will be able to create one at this time. 

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Once you have installed Remote Desktop, you will need to set up the connections.  Open the application and click New at the top of the page.

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In the next window, add in the information for the computer to which you would like to connect remotely. 

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Workstation name should be replaced with the name of the computer to which you would like to connect.  For steps to determine a computer name for university computers, please see Finding the computer name on a University Owned PC.  Also, ad\ePantherID should be replaced with your own ePanther ID and password. 











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Created:2015-01-28 10:52 CDTUpdated:2016-02-15 14:34 CDT
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