Remote Desktop Connection: LSU Overview

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General Information

The Microsoft Remote Desktop Client  is a program that allows you to securely connect to a separate remote Windows computer.  Once a connection has been established, use the programs on the computer as though you are sitting in front of it.  Steps must be taken to prepare the computer which you plan to connect to, as well as steps on the computer that you plan to connect from.  The Remote Desktop Client can be installed on Windows & Mac, allowing you to control terminal servers and remote desktops without directly using the computer.

Pre-Installation Notes

System Requirements:      Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or a later version of Mac OS.

Comes Pre-Installed On:   Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Mountain Lion, & Mac OS X Mavericks.

Download Remote Desktop Client 6.0

Mac OS X  (Snow Leopard, Leopard & Tiger):

Download Remote Desktop Client Download Page 

Remote Desktop Client 6.0: Installation Instructions

Configure Remote Connection Permissions

The following articles detail the steps to complete on the computer that you want to Remotely Connect To.  This is typically your Office Computer, however it may be a server or any other machine in your department that you need to remotely connect to.

Windows 10:

Windows 10: Add a Remote Desktop User

Windows 10: Add a User to the Administrator Group

Windows 8.1:

Windows 8.1: Add a Remote Desktop User

Windows 8.1: Add a User to the Administrator Group

Windows 7

Windows 7: Add a Remote Desktop User

Windows 7: Add a User to the Administrator Group

Training & Support


Remote Desktop Connection Frequently Asked Questions

Mac OS X

Remote Desktop Connection Help

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