Installing Remote Desktop on a Drake-Owned Mac (How-to)

Remote Desktop is software that provides access to Azure Virtual Desktops. The Remote Desktop client should automatically be installed on your computer if you have been previously assigned access to a virtual application or desktop. If you don’t already have the client installed on your Mac, this application may be installed from the Self Service application on your Drake-owned Mac computer.

To install Remote Desktop on a personally-owned Mac computer, please follow the article Install Remote Desktop on a Personally-owned Mac (How-to).

Install Microsoft Remote Desktop using Self Service

  1. Open Self Service. For instructions on how to open the Self Service application, please follow the steps in the article Adding Software to your Drake-owned Mac Computer (How-to).
  2. At the Self Service home page, click Applications.

Applications category in Drake Self Service

  1. Scroll down until you find Microsoft Remote Desktop. Click the Install button to install the software.

Find and Launch Remote Desktop

  1. Open Spotlight Search by pressing the Command and Spacebar keys at the same time.
  2. In the Spotlight Search text box, search for Remote Desktop.
  3. Click on the Microsoft Remote Desktop search result to launch the software.

Searching for Remote Desktop using Spotlight Search

Once you have opened remote Desktop, you may now proceed with signing in to your Drake Microsoft account. For instructions on signing in, please reference the article Using Azure Virtual Desktops (How-to).


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