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== Usage ==
 
== Usage ==
 
# Click the plus sign to create a new connection; name it something memorable.
 
# Click the plus sign to create a new connection; name it something memorable.
#* Enter the name of the Windows desktop or server you wish to connect to, e.g. '''rosefinch.middlebury.edu'''
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## Enter the name of the Windows desktop or server you wish to connect to, e.g. '''rosefinch.middlebury.edu'''
#* Enter '''MIDD\''username''''' as your username.
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## Enter '''MIDD\''username''''' as your username. [[Image:Remote Desktop Setup SS.PNG]]
#* The example below shows a filled out page for connection to Rosefinch
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## When you are satisfied and ready to connect, counterintuitively press the '''red x''' at the top left of the window. Your new connection option will show up in the other pop-up window under '''my desktops'''
#* When you are satisfied and ready to connect, counterintuitively press the '''red x''' at the top left of the window. Your new connection option will show up in the other pop-up window under '''my desktops'''
 
#* Simply select the option you want under my desktops and click start
 
 
# When you want to use Windows-only services, start RDC, select the appropriate connection and hit Start. You will then be prompted to login to a Windows server, which is set up to be able to use all major administrative systems.
 
# When you want to use Windows-only services, start RDC, select the appropriate connection and hit Start. You will then be prompted to login to a Windows server, which is set up to be able to use all major administrative systems.
  
 
For more info and troubleshooting, see [https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn473012.aspx Microsoft's instructions].
 
For more info and troubleshooting, see [https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn473012.aspx Microsoft's instructions].
 
[[Image:Remote Desktop Setup SS.PNG]]
 

Revision as of 11:07, 20 July 2015

See also: Remote Desktop Connection (Windows)

Microsoft Remote Desktop is an application that allows you to connect remotely to other PCs in other locations that are turned on and connected to the Middlebury network. The app can be used to access apps, files, and resources that exist on another machine, or by tech support employees to troubleshoot issues on a client’s computer. It is especially useful for allowing people who use a Mac for their daily work to accesss Windows-only services such as INB.

Finding and Installing

  • Open up the App Store. If the App Store is not on your dock, you can access it in the Finder under Applications or using the spotlight tool.
  • In the App Store, search Microsoft Remote Desktop in the search bar at the top right

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  • Click Get next to the correct result, and Install. Enter the appropriate credentials (apple ID).

After the app has installed you can find it using the Finder under Applications.

Usage

  1. Click the plus sign to create a new connection; name it something memorable.
    1. Enter the name of the Windows desktop or server you wish to connect to, e.g. rosefinch.middlebury.edu
    2. Enter MIDD\username as your username. Remote Desktop Setup SS.PNG
    3. When you are satisfied and ready to connect, counterintuitively press the red x at the top left of the window. Your new connection option will show up in the other pop-up window under my desktops
  2. When you want to use Windows-only services, start RDC, select the appropriate connection and hit Start. You will then be prompted to login to a Windows server, which is set up to be able to use all major administrative systems.

For more info and troubleshooting, see Microsoft's instructions.

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