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Mac Remote Lab Connection Instructions

Please note: These instructions reflect a system running Mac OSX 10.6 and Safari 5. If you are using a different web browser or operating system version the dialog boxes will vary slightly, but the procedure will remain the same. Accessing the UMKC Remote Labs from a Mac requires the use of the free Microsoft Remote Desktop app (version 8 or higher). Due to recent updates from Microsoft, it is neccessary to connect to UMKC via VPN before using Remote Labs off-campus with a Mac (instructions here).
  1. Begin by visiting the available labs and applications page
  2. Enter your SSO username and SSO password
  3. Click Logon
  4. Select a Remote Lab and click on Connect to Remote Desktop
  5. If labs seats are available you will be taken to another page
  6. Click on the Launch my session! button
  7. Click Save when prompted to Open or Save the connection file
  8. A .RDP file containing connection details will be added to your downloads directory. Make note of the file name, but do not open this file yet.
  9. Launch the Microsoft Remote Desktop client
  10. Click File in the toolbar
  11. Click Import
  12. Navigate to your downloads directory and select the .RDP file from step #8
  13. Click Open
  14. Double click the new entry under My Desktops
  15. Click Connect Always
  16. You will be prompted for credentials. Login with your fully qualified username ("UMKC-USERS\username") and SSO password
  17. You may notice a connection dialog while your session is being connected
  18. If you have not recently connected to this remote lab computer there will also be a delay as your profile is created. This is normal.
  19. You are now connected! You may browse to the Windows start menu and launch available applications
If you have any additional questions, please visit the Remote Labs FAQ or contact the IS Call Center