Remote Into Windows From a Mac

With Remote Desktop, you can connect to your work computer from home and access all of your programs, files, and network resources as though you were actually sitting in front of your computer at work.

Before attempting this, be sure the computer you are about to remote into is properly set up to support remote desktop. Instructions on that can be found here. Also, instructions on how to install Ivanti Secure for Mac can be found here.

Note: Be sure the computer you are about to remote into is turned on.


Download and install the Microsoft Remote Desktop from the Apple store.


  1. To set up a new connection, click the New button


  1. Under General, name the Connection Name whatever you wish. In PC name, enter either the PC Name or, alternatively, the IP address.

  1. Enter your login for the University in the Credential Fields. Be sure to enter uwyo\ for the Domain

  1. Once all this information is entered, simply click on the red X for the window. Under My Desktops double click on the connection name you just created and it will begin a remote session.


  1. It will prompt you with a trust certificate, click Continue

Note: We use a Global Trust Certificate. There is no need to worry about the security of this connection.


  1. You may be told another user is currently signed in (you) and ask if you want force the current log on to sign out. Click Yes


  1. Once you are done, be sure to Logoff your windows machine through remote desktop

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