Obtaining Remote Desktop Client
Open App Store and search for Microsoft Remote Desktop:
After installing the app, click Open. Depending on your version of MacOS, it may prompt for various permissions:
Typically access to the camera and microphone is not required. Click Continue, then Don't Allow.
Windows 8 and later
- These operating systems already contain the Remote Desktop Connection client.
Windows XP, Vista
- These operating systems already contain an older Remote Desktop Connection client.
- Download Remote Desktop Connection client for Windows.
Choose Open (or Run) when prompted:
The download will take a few minutes to complete and the Remote Desktop installer will start. (If you have an older version of Windows the installer may first prompt you to restart Windows as it will install or upgrade the Windows Installer service.) The Remote Desktop installer does not require any settings. Simply follow the setup wizard.
Install Microsoft Remote Desktop from the App Store.