How to Remote Desktop into Windows from OSX

By | December 5, 2016

I had the pleasure if installing Windows 8.1 onto a machine because I was having driver compatibility issues with Ubuntu. It was like taking a step back in time. Took almost all day to install windows 8. Then install the security updates, then upgrade to 8.1. What a mission.

However, it’s good to be back in the OSX world but that is when I wanted to know if I could control my windows machine from my Mac. It turns out I can. Just jump into the Apple store and download Microsoft Remote Desktop. It’s free.

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You’ll have to figure out the IP address of the windows machine you want to connect to (type “ipconfig” in a command line) and allow the connection via Remote Assistance in Remote Settings.

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