Windows 10

When connecting from a computer running Windows 10, follow these steps to connect to a remote computer

Configure the remote computer (the computer you wish to connect to) 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
    • Retrieve the computer's IP address
      • Click the Apple icon
      • Click System Preferences
      • Click Network
      • Find the IP address and write it down
  • 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 is selected for Allow remote connections to this computer
    • Click on Select Users then Click Add
    • Ener your username in the box titled "Enter the object names to select: box and click Check Names   
    • Click OK
    • Click Apply
    • Click Ok
    • Retrieve the computer's IP address
      • Click the Start button
      • Type CMD and press Enter
      • In the command prompt that appears, type ipconfig /all
      • Look for the IPv4 Address entry and write down the IP address

Once your remote computer is configured, you are ready to connect from your local computer (typically your home computer or laptop)

  • Open the Start Menu by clicking the Start button
  • In the search box, type MSTSC and press Enter to open Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection
  • 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