Connecting to a campus Windows computer (Mac)

VPN requirement

A VPN connection is required, if off-campus or if using a minimally managed or personal device.


  1. Connect to the VPN. Refer to the support article: Connecting to VPN on a Mac.
  2. Open Microsoft Remote Desktop. If you don't have this installed, you can download it from the Mac App Store.
  3. Select Add PC.
  4. PC Name: computer or server name (e.g., or
  5. User Account: Ask when Required
  6. Select Add to save the settings. 
  7. Double-click the PC icon to start the connection.
  8. Enter your Michigan Tech account name and password as MTU\accountname for the Username field, then select Continue.
    double click to start the connectionenter your user account credentials
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