1. KoenigPat's Avatar
    I have a MacBook Air and am going out of town. Need to access remote desktop and use IE11 :-(

    Would I need the Microsoft Remote Desktop app and connection settings? Can I access IE11 when I'm logged into Remote Desktop?

    Thanks for any help or suggestions. I really don't want to drag a pc around but don't want to create any issues with my beautiful MacBook Air

    Pat
    11-04-2014 11:39 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I use the Microsoft Remote Desktop all the time when I'm at home and need to access my work PC. It causes no problems. And you can run anything that's on the PC you are connected to including IE11. Just make sure the Windows PC is the Pro version or higher because at least with Win7, the standard consumer version doesn't support remote access.
    11-04-2014 12:27 PM
  3. cmrobbins42's Avatar
    Assuming the Windows PC is a personal device, if it is behind a router you will need to forward the RDP port to your PC otherwise you will not be able to connect from outside your home network.
    11-04-2014 12:30 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Assuming the Windows PC is a personal device, if it is behind a router you will need to forward the RDP port to your PC otherwise you will not be able to connect from outside your home network.
    Good point. For work, I have to VPN into the work network before I can use Remote Desktop to access my PC.
    11-04-2014 12:36 PM
  5. KoenigPat's Avatar
    The pc at work is Windows 7 professional.

    Thanks!
    11-04-2014 12:40 PM
  6. cmrobbins42's Avatar
    The pc at work is Windows 7 professional.

    Thanks!
    If you've never used remote desktop before you may want to check with you IT department to ensure that it is turned on and that you account has remote desktop privileges.
    11-04-2014 12:56 PM
  7. KoenigPat's Avatar
    I use VPN and Remote desktop on the PC when I take it home. I've just never tried to access with my Mac
    11-04-2014 01:02 PM
  8. cmrobbins42's Avatar
    I use VPN and Remote desktop on the PC when I take it home. I've just never tried to access with my Mac
    You will need the VPN app (or log in via web portal depending on how your organization's VPN is set up) and Microsoft's RD Client on the Macbook.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/micr...mUvbUpU2388194
    11-04-2014 01:06 PM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Or if your company is like mine and uses Cisco VPN, you can just use the Mac's built in support for Cicso IPSEC VPN.
    11-04-2014 01:09 PM
  10. cmrobbins42's Avatar
    Or if your company is like mine and uses Cisco VPN, you can just use the Mac's built in support for Cicso IPSEC VPN.
    Good call. We are stuck with Check Point (ugh).
    11-04-2014 01:31 PM

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