How to Perform Remote Desktop from Mac to Pc

Perform a remote desktop to PC with windows operating system environment from your mac, it’s not a difficult thing, you will only need a few easy steps to start with, which obviously you would need a Microsoft remote desktop for mac is installed on your mac, and also a PC with windows operating system environment that connected into the network, with the Microsoft remote desktop for mac you can do remote desktop to multiple PC with the windows operating system environment, all you have to do first to perform a remote desktop from mac to pc with windows operating system environment, is perform the authentication settings in the windows operating system environment that will be you remote, this serves to allow the PC to be able to remote desktop from your mac or other PC, some steps for authentication on some versions of windows os is as follows

How to remote desktop from mac to pc

How to remote desktop from mac to pc

Windows 7

  • click Start , and then click Control Panel.
  • select System and Security, and then under System, click Allow remote access.
  • Under Remote Desktop, click the option that you want.
  • If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  • Select Users.

Windows Vista

  • click Start , and then click Control Panel.
  • select System and Maintenance, and then click System.
  • In the navigation pane, click Remote Settings, and then under Remote Desktop, click the option that you want.
  • If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  • Select Users.

Windows XP

  • click Start , and then click Control Panel.
  • select Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
  • On the Remote tab, select the Allow users to connect remotely to this computer check box.
  • Select Remote Users.

After you perform one of the main setting in the PC with windows operating system above, it means you have to allow PC for remote desktop, and now you are ready to do remote desktop from your mac to PC, you simply open a Microsoft remote desktop for mac that you have previously installed, and type on the box the name of the Windows PC that you want to connect to, and then click Connect, if a PC with Windows OS requires authentication with your username, password, and domain for the windows OS, you just type a remote user that you selected when making settings on a PC with windows operating system environment. If you fail to do remote desktop from mac to pc, try to check some things like,

  • make sure if the windows OS firewall allows you to perform a remote desktop
  • make sure Setting authentication on the remote desktop PC with Windows OS environment compliance,
  • Make sure both Mac and PC computer is on and connected to the network
  • Be sure to enter the correct username and password when going to a remote desktop connection from mac to PC

If you has checked the above problems, and still can not connected, try to contact the network administrator, maybe a network administrator has apply other rules for your network.

Posted by: Editorial Staff

Date: December 28, 2013

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