MAC: Connecting to Remote Access Labs with a Mac

  • If you do not have the Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 application on your computer, please download it from
    the App Store by navigating to your Applications folder and double clicking App Store. In the search box in
    the top left of the App Store window, type in “Microsoft Remote Desktop” and press the Enter/Return key.
    You should see a window similar to the following:

Mac Remote Access Desktop

  • This is a free app. Click on the button labeled “Get” next to Microsoft Remote Desktop 10. You may be prompted for your AppleID and password to continue. Once this is downloaded and complete, it will appear in your Applications folder. Continue with the directions below.

Connecting to Remote Access Labs
1. Open a browser and navigate to:
2. You will see a window that looks like the one below.

Mac Remote Computer Access Computer Labs

3. Click on the connect button next to the workstation you would like to use. You will be prompted to download
a file. Click on the Download button and a file will be downloaded to your default location.

Mac Remote Access Download

4. Find the file that was downloaded. It should be named similar to the name of the computer you clicked the
connect button next to (example: if you clicked connect next to S248W25, the file will be called S248W25.rdp)
Double-click the file to open it.

Mac Remote Computer Username and Password

5. Enter your credentials in the fashion of then click Continue.

Mac Remote Computer Access Username and Password

6. You will see a dialog open stating that you are connecting to the RDP host
“” (where XX is the station number) and that the certificate could not be
verified. When asked “Do you want to continue?”, click Continue.

Mac Remote Computer Access Connection

7. You will see a screen similar to the one you would be presented when you log into one of the lab computers.
You should now be logged into the computer and may use any of the applications as if you were in the lab.

Mac Welcome Screen Remote Desktop

8. When you have completed your work, click on the Start/Windows menu and log off just as you would if you
were in the lab.

If you have any questions or problems, please email with your information and someone
will assist you.

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