If you have a computer with a Windows operating system and the remote desktop function is active, it is possible that you have ever wondered if there was any possibility of accessing that computer from a Mac, because on certain occasions It can be useful not to be working on the PC with third party software, and be able to make the connection directly from the Mac, just as it can be done from another Windows computer.
Well, in this case, although it is not so easy since macOS does not have a tool that comes pre-installed and that allows you to do this in particular, the truth is that it does you can make a remote desktop connection from any Mac, and for this you will only need to install an application.
Connect to your Windows computers from Mac with Microsoft Remote Desktop
As we mentioned, this time from Microsoft they have not made it complicated for those users who wish to use the remote desktop from Mac, since they have created an application for it, which is also very easy to use and free, although in this case it has a small drawback, and that is is only available in English.
Either way, to connect to your Windows computer from Mac, the first thing you will need is the following:
- A Windows PC (preferably Windows 10 to work better), configured to allow remote connections from other computers.
- The IP of said equipment to be able to connect.
- The user and its corresponding password that you want to access specifically.
- The Microsoft Remote Desktop application on your Mac.
Once you have this gathered and noted correctly, you will be ready to connect for the first time to your computer remotely, for which you just have to follow the following steps:
- Open the Remote Desktop application from your Mac and then click on the add icon, and select "Desktop" (or "Desk" in Spanish). In the event that the wizard has automatically appeared, you do not need to do this, just continue configuring it.
- In the field called "PC Name", enter the address Windows computer IP in question you want to connect to, or the host name in the event that you have both computers on the same network connection.
- Once this is done, in the field of "User Account", you have two possible options, depending on what you personally prefer:
- Leave it as "Ask me every time", so that every time you want to access the computer again, you will have to manually enter its username in addition to its password, which can be useful if you have many users created on the Windows PC, and you want to connect each time to one of them different.
- Set up a user account, with which you can save one or more users to access your computers in a faster way, since you will not need to enter the username or password. If you are interested in this, you just have to select the option "Add User Account ...", and then enter the username, password and a common name to use if you wish.
- After this, you just have to click on the "Save" button (or "Save" in Spanish), and a list will automatically appear with the different devices that you have saved to connect.
- You just have to click on the one you have configured, and in a matter of seconds everything will be configured and you can access it without any problem, and if everything works fine, use it as if it were the Windows computer itself, only within the window.
Once you have done this, depending on the version of Windows you have installed on the computer you are connected to, you can adjust a series of parameters from the configuration, such as the possibility that the resolution is automatically adapted to the size of the window, or choose how you prefer everything to look in terms of quality, although these are already optional things that depend on your personal tastes.