ACF: Remote Desktop Service - Connecting with OSX

This document explains how to connect to the ACF Remote Desktop service for Apple OSX users.

ACF Remote Desktop Connections with OSX

If you are not on the campus network, you must use the Technology Services' Virtual Private Networking (VPN). For instructions on how to do this, visit the Technology Services VPN website.

If you are on the campus network, you do not need to use the VPN connection. However, if you are experiencing network/connection issues you should try using the VPN.

If you have not installed the Microsoft Remote Desktop client for OSX, you will need to go to the iTunes Store to download it. You then need to select, download, and install the Microsoft Remote Desktop client.

For more information on this client than what is described below, please see Microsoft's documentation here.

After installation, open Microsoft Remote Desktop and click "New" or "+" to add a new desktop connection.

Click here to see a list of available machines within the ACF Remote Desktop service.

Once you have found an available machine, enter its name into the Microsoft Remote Desktop window under "PC name".

For "User Account" you can set it to ask you for your credentials every time or you can choose to save your credentials. Either way, your credentials should be your netID and Campus Active Directory (AD) password. You also need to enter "UOFI\" before your netID.

After saving the connection, you should now see the connection listed. Double click on the connection to connect.

At this point you should be logged onto the computer.


To Modify the Resolution

You can change the resolution of the Remote Desktop window.

The places to do this are under the "Resolutions" tab within the client's preferences. Each saved desktop connection can also be edited (by hovering over it and clicking the pencil icon). In this menu you can change resolution settings under the "display" tab.



By default, this Remote Desktop client is not set to print to your local printer (at your home, dorm, etc.).

To change this, edit your ACF Remote Desktop connection. Under the "Devices and Audio" tab, check the box next to "Redirect: Printers".

Keywords:ACF: Remote Desktop Service for Apple OSX, acf, remote, remote desktop, apple, remote connect,   Doc ID:89739
Owner:Chad J.Group:University of Illinois - ACES
Created:2019-02-15 10:58 CSTUpdated:2019-02-15 10:59 CST
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