Configuring your Engineering machine to allow Remote Desktop access
The following links provide answers to frequently asked questions about Remote Desktop connectivity on Windows computers. Each has a section on enabling the Remote Desktop feature:
For increased security you may want to change the default port that Remote Desktop connections uses. If you would like to do that you can follow the instructions here
Setting up a Secure Shell connection
Open the Terminal app and run the following command:
ssh -N -f -L 3389:mypc.eng.cam.ac.uk:3389 firstname.lastname@example.org
Where mypc is replaced by your Engineering hostname. and crsid is replaced with your crsid.
Enter your Engineering password when prompted
Verify the RSA fingerprint matches what is shown below and type ‘Yes’ to confirm
Connecting with the Remote Desktop Client
Download Microsoft Remote Desktop from the Mac App Store
Add a new Desktop (?N) and enter the following:
If you use a non-domain joined PC then enter ‘pcname\username’ as the User account.
Double click the icon on your ‘Saved Desktops’ list
Click ‘Continue’ on the following warning
Enter the password you use to log onto your PC and you will be able to control it.