Using Remote Desktop Services on a Mac

There are two methods for connecting to the RDS Cluster from a Mac

  1. Using Microsoft Remote Desktop,which is explained first . This option creates a list of the programs in the Microsoft Remote Desktop client. This is the preferred method for individual office computers.
  2. Access via Web Browser. This option is useful for shared computers or connecting via home computer once you have connected to the VPN. You don’t need to install anything. This option is explained next.

RDS Cluster connection using Microsoft Remote Desktop

First, you need to make sure you are using the correct version of Microsoft Remote Desktop. If the icon is not red like the picture below, please visit Microsoft_Remote_Desktop_(Mac) to install the proper version. Use the information from the “Finding and Installing” section, then come back here once installed.

MRD Mac icon.jpg

Access via Web Browser

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