How does a Macintosh computer connect to a computer at the workplace
Posted by - NA -, Last modified by Jennifer Millan on 26 November 2013 01:22 PM

How does a Macintosh computer connect to a computer at the workplace

 

Macintosh computers do not use active X controls, so it is not possible to use Remote Web Workplace to connect to your computer. This method is strictly for Windows users. However, you can download Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection product available at http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads or a program that will enable remote desktop connections called CoRD available at http://cord.sourceforge.net/.

Note: Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac (version 2.1.1) has known compatibility issues with Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion) and earlier, but is known to work properly with OSX v10.9 (Maverick).

The CoRD application supports 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and is the preferred solution for these operating systems.

When you use CoRD you will download and install the program into the Applications folder. In order to use it to connect to your work computer, before launching the program, you need to connect to the iPremise network using a VPN connection. Contact the iPremise Support Desk for assistance with configuring the VPN. 

Launch CoRD and in the Quick Connect space type the IP address of your desktop workstation. You can contact the iPremise Support Desk for assistance with obtaining the IP address, or a coworker at your office can open a command prompt window on their PC and type "nslookup your-machine-name" and Enter. 

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Ryan Music
18 March 2014 02:34 PM
This can also be used to remote to a terminal server from inside the office or outside as long as on VPN