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Remote Desktop [How To] - Connect to an On-Campus Windows Device from an Off-Campus Mac

Directions on how to Remote Desktop to an on-campus Windows PC from an off-campus Mac

To connect to an on-campus Windows PC from an off-campus Mac, you'll need Microsoft Remote Desktop and the Global Protect VPN.

1. Install Microsoft Remote Desktop. If you need to connect to a Windows PC on campus from a Mac, you'll need Microsoft Remote Desktop. Most UWM Macintosh computers have this pre-installed, just search Spotlight for "Remote Desktop" or look in the Applications folder.

Spotlight - Remote Desktop
If Microsoft Remote Desktop is not installed, you can download it from Self Service (for University owned computers) or from the Mac App Store (Link) if on a personal device.
2. Install GlobalProtect VPN (NOTE: You can skip this step if you are connecting to an on-campus PC from an on-campus Mac.) Once Microsoft Remote Desktop is installed, you will need to connect to the campus VPN to connect to the PC. If you do not already have the VPN set up, view the GlobalProtect VPN for macOS - Setup Instructions.
3. Connect to the Campus Network. Click on the GlobalProtect globe in the menu bar, then click on the Connect button.
GlobalProtect - Connect
4. Launch and Configure Microsoft Remote Desktop.  Once the connection to campus has been established, open Microsoft Remote Desktop. Select the "+" button in the tool bar.
Microsoft Remote Desktop
5. Enter the IP or hostname of the Windows Device you are attempting to connect to. Please see Finding the Computer Name on a University Owned PC if you need help with this step. 
Remote Desktop Hostname
6. Next, you will be prompted to enter your ePantherID username and password. Make sure you use the format "AD\username" when entering your ePantherID.
 Remote Desktop Credentials

Keywords:macOS, Mac, Remote Desktop, RDP, windows   Doc ID:99084
Owner:Christopher C.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2020-03-18 15:56 CDTUpdated:2023-03-31 10:12 CDT
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