Microsoft Remote Desktop (Mac)

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


  • 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.


  1. Click the plus sign to create a new connection; name it something memorable.
    • Enter the server name, e.g. rosefinch.middlebury.edu
    • Enter MIDD\username as your username.
  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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