Remote desktop client


macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 8, 2012
Hi. I need a Mac RDP client that will enable me to connect to the windows boxes on my network. I have the Microsoft client that is included in the office for Mac bundle, but it seems to hiccup a lot and I am unable to connect to most machines for some reason. I found the program Remoter for desktop use and I thought that it looked promising. Does anyone have experience with this program and what other programs do you find to work the best for you?


macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
I use TeamViewer, which works with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Ubuntu, iPhone, iPad, etc. It's very secure and quite simple to set up and use (no messing around with ports), which comes in handy if providing remote support to those who aren't very computer literate. You can talk them through the setup on their end and be connected to them in less than a minute. It's also free for personal use. I prefer it over LogMeIn because it includes free file transfers between computers, a feature I use frequently.


macrumors 6502a
Oct 25, 2008
I have been using the MS RDC client for two jobs. The first works fine, the second I have to go in through a SonicWall and I do have times when it won't work. Oddly enough a reboot cures it.

I had found with the first job that I always have to go in twice, ie I will get booted out the first time but if I attach again I am fine. No idea why this happens but it consistently allows me to attach the second time and never boots me after that.


macrumors 6502
Jun 2, 2009
I think it depends on the network level auth on the ms machine you are remoting into. With low level nla I've have no problems with server 2008, 2008 r2 or windows 8.

The client however is janky, it is uresponsible a lot of the rime, kill process -9 xxx is handy in my experience.


macrumors newbie
Mar 21, 2012
I use Wyse PocketCloud. on any device .. even on iphone/iPad can see my Mac or PC.