How to remotely connect to a campus Windows PC from a Mac

A VPN connection is required, if off-campus or off-domain.
Michigan Tech VPN - vpn.mtu.edu
  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.   
    Microsoft Remote Desktop window
  3. Select Add PC.
    PC Name: computer or server name (e.g., remote.mtu.edu, dl-matlab.mtu.edu or the name of your office computer, e.g., gsch-11111-w.ad.mtu.edu).
    User Account: Ask when Required
    add pc window in Remote Desktop

  4. Select Add to save the settings. 
  5. Double-click the PC icon to start the connection.
    double click to start the connection
     
  6. Enter your credentials as shown below and select Continue.
    enter your user account credentials
     
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Article ID: 53159
Created
Wed 5/2/18 5:05 PM
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