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How do I Remotely Connect from MAC to MAC via Remote Desktop?


Question

How do I connect a Mac computer to another Mac via remote desktop?

Answer

All faculty, staff and students have the ability to connect via remote desktop.
 

Configure your destination Mac computer:

  1. Open "System Preferences" by searching for it in the top right of your screen, and click on the "Sharing" icon.

System Properties

  1. In the "Sharing" window, check the box for "Screen Sharing" and make sure the radio button for "All users" is selected. 

Sharing Window

  1. Next, make note of the IP address since you will be using it to connect from home. 
     
    *Please note: Write down the IP address exactly as it is shown in Sharing Preferences. You will need to include rev.uncw.edu

Screen Sharing On



Connect to the destination Mac computer from another Mac computer:

*Please note: You need to connect to UNCW's VPN if you are attempting this off-campus.

  1. On your home computer, go to "Finder," and then click on "Go," then "Connect to Server."  ("Command + K" for shortcut)

Connect to Server

  1. In the blank box, type in "vnc://your ip address.rev.uncw.edu." Hit "Connect," and you will prompted for your UNCW user name and password. Put this info in, and you will have access to your work computer.

Connect to Server


If you need further assistance, please contact the TAC at 910-962-4357, or submit a service request.

Details

Article ID: 11635
Created
Fri 3/11/16 9:09 AM
Modified
Mon 6/11/18 1:23 PM