Remote Desktop Connection for Mac
If the machine does not have Remote Desktop, go to: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/networking_security/remotedesktopconnectionclient.html
Then, follow the downloading instructions given on the web page.
To open the remote desktop utility, click on the Finder icon in the dock.
Once in the Finder, go to the sidebar and click Applications. Next, double-click on Remote Desktop Connection folder.
Then, click on Remote Desktop Connection.
When the Remote Desktop Connection program opens, a dialog box will appear. Type remote.shsu.edu into the text box labeled Computer.
Then, click on the small triangle to the left of the word Options. Click on the Display tab.
Change the Remote Desktop size to the desired resolution. Then, click on the Allow session window to be resized checkbox.
Click on the Colors drop-down menu and select either Thousands or Millions.
A convenient feature of the remote desktop is the ability to print to a local printer. If a user has a color printer at home and wants to print, they can.
To activate this function, click on the Local Resources tab. Then, go to the Local devices section and select the Disk Drives and Printers checkboxes.
Then, click the Control checkbox to allow the computer to use the Control key to simulate right clicking on the application.
Once the settings are set, click on the Connect button. The Remote Desktop window should appear. The Secure Network Login Notice should appear. Click OK and login.
Once logged in, the desktop should appear. This is the similar desktop that is used when someone is logged into the SHSU computer network. A person can install programs in the remote desktop like on the actual network. This is what the desktop looks like during a remote access session.
To log out of the Remote Desktop, click on the Start button and choose Log Off.
The Remote Desktop window should disappear after a few seconds.
Note: When connecting to your office computer, other local resources, such as the Macintosh HD or any CD-R/DVD drives, will not be available for use. Remote.shsu.edu does not connect to your particular computer, but to an on-campus computer, allowing you to access your profile.