RDP from macOS to Windows (Example)


RDP connection can be made to Windows machine from computers running other operating systems by using the native RDP client software. In this example we will be using the official Microsoft RDP client for macOS that can be downloaded from Mac App Store: Microsoft Remote Desktop 10, however there are other clients you can configure and use.

Step 1

Download and install Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 from Mac App Store. Installing this client will register it for opening the rdp links.

Note: Link above points to Mac App Store - US version, depending on which Mac App Store you are using you might need to search for "RDP" in the search bar instead of following the link.

Step 2

Log into ISL Light and open the "Settings".

Step 3

In the Port Forward section change the Default rdp schema to the following:

/usr/bin/open -W -n "rdp://full address=s:localhost:{PORT}"

and hit "Enter".

Step 4

Click on the "Action" button next to the computer you want to connect to and select the "Connect via..." option then "rdp://localhost:3389".

Step 5

Enter the access password for the remote computer then click "Connect".

Note: Access password you enter here is the ISL AlwaysOn access password and not yet the user account password used for creating an RDP session.

Step 6

Enter the user account information for the remote computer and click "Done".

Step 7

You can now control the remote Windows computer using RDP session from your macOS device.

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