Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection is installed by default on Windows 7 operating systems.
To use the Remote Desktop Connection client make sure your VPN connection is turned on and connected. To connect to another Windows 7 computer, on your Windows 7 computer, go to the “Start” button on the bottom left hand corner.
Click the “Start” button, and from the Menu click on All Programs,
Then click on Accessories
And click on Remote Desktop Connection
When Remote Desktop Connection opens it will look like this.
In the Computer field you will need to type in the Windows computer name you are connecting to. IE: computer-name-456 (example).
Click on Options, type in your username, click the SAVE button to save your connection settings for future use. Click on Connect, and you will be prompted for your password when the connection has been established. You will be connected to the remote computer. If you have a problem connecting, make sure your VPN connection is turned on and connected.
BE SURE TO DISCONNECT THE VPN CONNECTION
WHEN YOUR SESSION IS FINISHED
Connecting to a Windows 7 Computer with MacIntosh
First download the Remote Desktop Client. You can install it by searching for “remote desktop” in the Apple App Store. Click on the GET button to begin the install.
To make a live connection to your Windows 7 computer, turn on your VPN connection so it is connected.
Next, double-click the “Microsoft Remote Desktop” icon in your Applications folder to launch the program. In the PC Name field type in your computer name ie: “computer-name-xxx.chapman.edu” or whatever it may be. Then click on Connect. It should connect to your Windows 7 computer. You will be prompted for your network userid and password.
After you have finished be sure to logoff of your Windows 7 computer.
And, make sure you disconnect your VPN connection if you are finished.