Mac Remote Lab Connection Instructions
A Remote Lab connection gives you full access to the
remote lab computer, just like any typical computer
experience. The start menu and desktop is
visible and you may open any available application.
Please note: These instructions were written using
OS 10.6 and Safari 4. If you are using a different browser
or operating system the dialog boxes will vary slightly, but the
procedure will remain the same.
- Due to the Mac version of the remote desktop client,
Mac users who are off-campus have the
additional requirement of needing to use a VPN
connection. Instructions on VPN connections can be found
here. Once you have setup a VPN connection and are
currently connected please proceed to the next step.
- Visit the
available labs and applications page and choose your lab or
application. Click on
the "Connect" button.
- If lab seats are available you will be taken to a
second page with limited help content and a
"Launch My Session!" button. Click
on that button.
- Safari will download a file with the connection
settings. You will be able to identify this file by its
"rdp" file extenstion. Select the
Downloads window and double-click on that file to open
your Remote Desktop connection.
- Next you will be prompted for credentials. Be sure
to enter "umkc-users" into the domain field. Finish
your credentials and click on "OK".
- You may be warned about sharing your files with the
computer you are connecting to. If so, click
"Connect" to continue.
You will briefly notice a connection dialog
while you are connecting to your remote labs session.
If you have not recently connected to this
remote lab computer there will be a delay as your
profile is created. This is normal.
You are now connected! You may browse to the start menu and launch available
applications. If you have
any additional questions, please visit our
Remote Labs FAQ or contact the
IS Call Center.