Configuring the V10 Microsoft Remote Desktop Client for Mac
To connect to your Remote Desktop from a Mac computer, you will need to install the Microsoft Remote Desktop app from the Mac App store. Once installed, follow the steps below to configure the required connection settings.
To add a connection, select “Add PC”.
Enter the server name into the “
PC name” field. (if you do not know the name of your server, please contact our helpdesk by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01282 500318
Enter “Remote Desktop” into the “Friendly name” field.
For the “User account” field, select “Add new credentials” from the drop down list.
When prompted, enter your Remote Desktop user account credentials, then click “Add”.
Select the “Gateway” drop down and click “Add gateway…”
Enter the “Friendly name” field as “YOAGW”
For the user account field, select the user account created in the previous step from the drop-down menu, then click “Add”.
This will then return you to the “Add a PC Window”, click “add”.
This should then return you to the main application window which will look similar to the screenshot below:
Double click on the “Remote Desktop” icon to launch a connection to your Remote Desktop.
Upon connecting, you may receive the following warning:
If you do, click “Show Certificate”, then select the “Always trust [COMPUTER NAME] when connecting to [COMPUTER NAME]”, then click “Continue”.
You will then be prompted to enter your Mac user account credentials. Once input, click “Continue”.
You will then be logged on to your Remote Desktop.
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