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Remote Desktop Connection Instructions – OS X

This guide will allow you to connect to your office PC remotely with a different computer.

NOTE: Remote connection is not applicable on lab computers.
Remote connection is only supported for computers connected to the TAMU network via Ethernet.



Connect to TAMU Network:

  • On-campus: Connect to the TAMU Wi-Fi network named “tamulink-wpa”.
  • Off-campus: Connect to the TAMU Cisco VPN
    • Instructions for settings up the Cisco VPN on Windows
    • Instructions for settings up the Cisco VPN on Mac


Necessary Information:

IP address

Username: Your NetID username
Password: Your NetID password


Instructions for Connecting:

Step 1: On the PC you wish to connect to, open the Command Prompt by searching for the program in the Start Menu.

Step 2: Type ipconfig, then press Enter.

Step 3: Under the Ethernet adapter section, find the IPv4 Address and record the number.

Perform the following actions on the computer running OS X. That is the PC that you are connecting from.

Step 4: Open the App Store and search for Microsoft Remote Desktop.

Click Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.

Step 5: Click Get -> Install App.

If necessary, type your Apple ID and password. Click Get.

Step 6: Once installed, open the application and click Add desktop.

Step 7: Type in the IP address of the computer you wish to connect to.


Step 8: Click Add User Account in the drop-down menu.

Use AUTH\NetID as your username.
Click Save.

Step 9: Your desktop will be saved. Click on its box connect.

Step 10: Click Continue on the security dialog.

The application will begin to logon to the remote computer.