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How to use RDP on Mac OS X (Microsoft RDC) ?

Steps to use RDP on Mac OS X (Microsoft RDC)
It’s very easy to connect to remote Windows PCs and servers on Mac OS X. Thanks to Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection (also called RDC), full RDP support is native on OS X. The program is available as a free download from Microsoft.

There are two available versions of Microsoft RDC for OS X:

Version 8: Mac App Store Page – Recommended for newer systems
Legacy Version: Microsoft Download Page – Recommended for older systems

We will demonstrate a connection with the updated RDC Version 8 for OS X, running on OS X 10.8.

Download and open Microsoft Remote Desktop. In the field PC name, enter the public IP address of your Windows VPS or Windows server. Then click Add

Fill in the Username and Password fields as well. The username is almost always Administrator, or Admin for Windows 8 and Windows 10. Then click Continue

After that, click desktop icon.

You might see a prompt to Verify Certificate, because the remote server’s SSL certificate is self-generated. This is OK and you can click Continue.

That’s it! RDC will connect to your remote desktop, and display the desktop on your Mac. You can interact it with it like a normal Windows PC, and you can even use full screen to completely integrate it, as if you were using a Windows PC natively.

If you experience any trouble with this process, or would like assistance connecting to a Windows server or Windows VPS, please don’t hesitate to contact our GB Network Solutions Technical Support team :)

Updated on: 17/06/2022

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