Mac OSX

When connecting from a computer running Mac OSX, follow these steps to connect to a remote computer

  • Configure the remote computer to accept incoming connections
    • If the remote computer is running Mac OSX
      • Click the Apple icon
      • Open System Preferences from the context menu
      • Open Sharing from the System Preferences menu
      • Ensure the checkbox labeled Remote Management is checked
      • Click on Remote Management
      • Note the device's listed IP address. You will need this to establish the connection
      • Select the radio button Only these users: and press the + icon to add your username to the list
        • In the permissions prompt, select all entries
      • Select Ok
    • If the remote computer is running Windows 7 or Windows 10
      • Click the Windows icon
      • Type System and press Enter
      • In the left side of the System pane, select Remote Settings
      • In the System Properties pane, ensure the radio button for Allow remote connections to this computer
      • Click Apply
      • Click Ok
  • Connect to the remote computer
    • If the remote computer is running Mac OSX
      • Open Spotlight search and search for Screen Sharing
      • Enter the IP address of the computer you wish to connect to
      • Click Connect
    • If the remote computer is running Windows 7 or 10
      • Open Spotlight search and search for Self-Service
      • Open Self-Service and select Microsoft Remote Desktop
      • Click the Show Options dropdown button
      • In the Computer field, type the IP address of the computer to which you wish to connect
      • In the User name field, type appd\<your username> where the text in brackets is replace with your AppState username
        • Note: Do not enter @appstate.edu
      • If you wish to save a shortcut to this connection, click Save As... and select the location and file name under which you would like to save the connection
      • Click Connect to connect to the remote computer