How do I remotely connect to a campus Windows PC from a Mac?

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  1. Connect to the VPN (http://support.it.mtu.edu/76369612).
  2. Open Microsoft Remote Desktop. If you don't have this installed, you can download it from the Apple App Store).  
  3.  Click New (+) in the top right corner.
    Connection Name: Human readable name
    PC Name: computer or server name (e.g., remote.mtu.edu, dl-matlab.mtu.edu or the name of your office computer)
    Username: MTU\YourUsername (You NEED the MTU\ before your username)
    Password: ISO password
  4. Close the window to save the settings.
     
  5. To connect, either double-click the newly created desktop item from the list or select it and click “Start.”