Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection 8.0.0

Connect to a Windows based computer from your Mac

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection is Microsoft's own proprietary software that enables you to connect from your Mac to a Windows computer. Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection allows Mac users on the same network as PC users to access and connect to them much as they would to any other Mac. It's important that the Windows users are running Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Services in order to allow access from other machines. View full description

PROS

  • Easy to setup and connect
  • Lots of configuration preferences
  • Slick new interface

CONS

  • Not as functional as Windows version
  • Connections can be unstable

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Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection is Microsoft's own proprietary software that enables you to connect from your Mac to a Windows computer. Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection allows Mac users on the same network as PC users to access and connect to them much as they would to any other Mac. It's important that the Windows users are running Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Services in order to allow access from other machines.

Easy to setup

Setup is very easy. When you have the main dialog box open, all you need to do is enter the network name of the computer you want to connect to or its network ID. A connection should be established immediately as long as Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services are activated on the host otherwise connection will be rejected. There are many preferences you can configure according to the resolution you want to use for the shared Window and which hard drives you want make accessible.

Not as complete as the Windows version

However, Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection does have a tendency to suffer from instability from time and you may suffer dropped connections. You may also find that it occasionally freezes during a sharing session and it lacks many of the features found in the Windows version. It's hard to manage multiple connections in the Mac version for example and it's simply less powerful all-round than on Windows

An improvement on the last version

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection is generally a very easy and painless way to connect to a PC and this is definitely an improvement on the previous version although it's far from perfect.

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Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac allows you to connect to a Windows-based computer and work with programs and files on that computer from your Macintosh computer. To connect to a Windows-based computer, you need network access and permissions to connect to the computer, and the computer must be running Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Services. The following Windows products support Remote Desktop connections:

  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

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Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection 8.0.0