You can easily connect to your Windows Cloud Server with your Macintosh! You simply need to download the Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) Client for the Mac!
To download the client you'll need to visit this website: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/remote-desktop/default.mspx
Simply click on the link labeled Download Remote Desktop Client 2 >
You'll be taken to another page -- scroll to the bottom and look for the Downloads box near the middle. Click on the link labeled Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2.0.1. It has been outlined below:
The screen will refresh with the download link on the far right side. Click on your desired language, for our example we will be clicking on English (.dmg). See the example below for assistance.
Once you click your desired language the client will begin downloading.
Once the download as finished you will be presented with an icon on your desktop like the one below:
Double-click this icon and you'll see a drive image extract out. You'll also see the new drive image opened up in a new window. See below for examples of these:
Double click on the Remote Desktop Connection.mpkg icon to open the installer. Click the Continue button.
You'll be presented with an Important Information screen, simply press Continue.
Next you'll be presented with the End User License Agreement. If you have read this and agree to hit, click Continue.
You'll be prompted one more time about the license agreement... click Agree if you agree.
Next you'll be prompted about the install location. We will choose the default location (/Applications) so just click the Install button.
You may get prompted for your authentication to install the software. An example of this window is below:
The install will begin....
Once the install has finished click the Close button to close the installer.
We need to un-mount the disk image that the installer created. Drag the Remote Desktop Connection drive to the trash to un-mount. You may also drag the installer that we downloaded to the trash as well.
To run the Remote Desktop Client you'll need to open up your Applications folder inside Macintosh HD. You'll find an icon in there that looks like the one below... double-click it.
You'll be presented with a window like the one below. Simply type in your server's IP address and click the Connect button.
You'll be prompted with a box asking for your login credentials. Click OK to connect.
You'll be prompted with a screen stating that it cannot verify the identity of the computer, just click Connect anyway.
You'll be prompted for your login information. Enter it and you'll be all set!
--Kelly Koehn 13:17, 4 February 2010 (CST)
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