Connect to a VM using Remote Desktop Protocol on a Mac
This section shows how a student can connect to a lab VM from a Mac by using RDP.
Install Microsoft Remote Desktop on a Mac
- Open the App Store on your Mac, and search for Microsoft Remote Desktop.
- Install the latest version of Microsoft Remote Desktop.
Access the VM from your Mac using RDP
On the tile for your VM, ensure the VM is running and select the Connect icon.
If you’re connecting to a Linux VM, you'll see two options to connect to the VM: SSH and RDP. Select the Connect via RDP option. If you're connecting to a Windows VM, you don't need to choose an connection option. The RDP file will automatically start downloading.
Open the RDP file that's downloaded on your computer with Microsoft Remote Desktop app previously installed. It should start connecting to the VM.
Select Continue if you receive the following warning.
You should see the VM desktop. The following example is for a CentOS Linux VM.