Mac remote desktop to PC

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by barijazz, May 17, 2008.

  1. barijazz macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2007
    I need to remote into my office (PC) from my macpro at home. Suggestions?
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
  3. dXTC macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2006
    Up, up in my studio, studio
    Establish a VPN connection in System Preferences > Network. Then get a copy of Symantec pcAnywhere 12.0 or greater. (Version 12.0 introduced a Mac-compatible client.) Install the office PC as a host, and your Mac Pro as a client.

    Alternately, you could set up a small Bootcamp partition, load XP and use its built-in Terminal Services client. You'd have to set your office PC up as a Terminal Services host for this to work.
  4. collinmac macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Chilliwack, BC
    UltraVNC on the Windows PC at work, just make sure you have a static ip address and ports 5800 & 5900 are open and forwarded on your router.

    I use chicken of the vnc on my macbook and it works great.

    Remote desktop works as well.

    UltraVNC & Chicken of the VNC are free and work fantastic.
  5. GotPro macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2007
  6. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    Microsoft Remote Desktop client for Mac. Free, bulletproof and seamless, I use it professionally almost daily for client servers all across North America without issue.

    This is, of course, assuming you have a direct IP connection to the PC, and you've set it up to accept remote connections. If it's on a private network, you'll need a compatible VPN client as well (the Cisco client can be had for free if you google around a bit. Look for uni websites for a download).
  7. krye macrumors 68000


    Aug 21, 2007
    It's so much easier than all of that. Go to It's free. There is a pay version, but the free account is more than adequate. You install a small client utility on the PC and the Mac and then you can pull up your PC desktop in your browser on the Mac, and vice-versa.
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    May 21, 2008
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  9. Amigalander macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2008
    I use Microsoft's free Remote Desktop on my Mac to connect to my PC at work. You don't even need a static IP address as stated above. If you have a dynamic IP address at work and a router that supports dynamic DNS (which most do), then just setup your router with a free account at and never again worry about your IP address. Works great.

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