Remote Desktop between a MAC and a PC

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bowbow88, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. bowbow88 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I want to see if there is a way or software that could allow me to remote control or remote desktop from a MAC to PC and vice versa?

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    To remote into a PC from a Mac you can use Remote Desktop Connection for Mac by Microsoft.

    To go the other way, download any VNC client onto the PC, and allow VNC screen sharing on your Mac.
     
  3. xiaoyuwang macrumors member

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    You can download the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection 2.01. Don't forget to enable your windows machine to accept remote connections.
     
  4. unixfool macrumors 6502a

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    Also take into account any software firewall (MS FW or otherwise) that may block RDP connections...you'll have to make allowances for that, also.

    Dunno if that's what the last poster meant.
     
  5. murano macrumors member

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    I was in yr shoes a couple of months back.
    Finally i found Teamviewer. They have windows and mac versions. The best part is that they also have an iphone app. So basically you can remote desktop from mac to pc or vice versa and also from yr
    iphone.
     
  6. tonyburkhart macrumors regular

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    I have found CoRD for Mac -> Windows to be a particularly useful free alternative. http://cord.sourceforge.net/

    I also use GoToAssist for work and it is the best paid program in my opinion. https://www.gotoassist.com

    I agree with murano about Teamviewer, as a the best personal use free application, however, I have had connection issues going from the free version of Teamviewer on Mac to the free version on Windows. http://www.TeamViewer.com
     
  7. bowbow88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I am able to use Msft's remote desktop 2.01 from Mac to Windows. Very nice! It just messed up my keyboard on the windows laptop (I guess because it turns on the NumLx/ScrLk fuction that makes my M->0, J->1; but no big deal).

    Still deciding what apps to use from Windows to MAC


    After using the imac for 3 days, I can NOW see why people gets very excited about macs.
    This was me on Monday (minus the s*x part):
    http://iphoneglance.com/index.php/2010/03/15/unboxing-a-new-imac-the-right-way/

    haha....Thanks guys...
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I use TeamViewer daily for remotely controlling both Macs and PCs. It's free and works extremely well!
     
  9. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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