Mac - Remote Desktop Connection to Naropa PC

Modified on Fri, 29 May 2020 at 03:27 PM

This will help staff and faculty login remotely (from off campus like home) to their workstation PC from Apple's Mac OS.

Step 1: Install VPN

You will need to install the Check Point VPN. Click here to do that:

You must be connected to the VPN before logging into a Naropa PC.

Step 2: Install Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 on your MAC

Download and install Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 from the Mac App Store.


Step 3: Configure Microsoft Remote Desktop 10

  1. Open Microsoft Remote Desktop 10
  2. Click Add desktop button
  3. PC Name: Add your computer's IP address that the IT department gave you (See the help ticket request at the top of this article).
  4. For User Account, the first time you will Click Add User Account
  5. Create User Account
    1. User Name: naropa\yourlogin
    2. For the yourlogin part, you put the same name as your email address and the same name you use to login to your computer. Usually first letter of first name and last name.
    3. Leave password blank.
    4. Click save.
  6. Then you should see a box with your PC Name. And your select your user account naropa\yourlogin
  7. Click save.
  8. Now double click the box with your IP inside of it to begin to connect.
  9. If you get a connection may not be secure error, push continue, and it should work.

As long as your VPN is connected, you can now remote into your workstation. It will ask for your password.

In the picture below, replace the IP numbers with your Desktop Name -- Example: GSP091 etc.

If you have questions, please let Naropa IT know. Thanks!

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