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How do I Remote Access from a Windows Computer to a Mac?


How do I remote access from a Windows computer to a Mac?


All faculty and staff have the ability to remote access from a Windows computer to a Mac.

Part 1: Enable Screen Sharing on your on-campus Mac.

  1. Open System Preferences, and click on the "Sharing" icon.

    System Preferences

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

    Screen Sharing

  3. Next, click the "Computer Settings" button, and make sure both check boxes are selected. You will need to choose a secure password that will be used each time you remote to your computer from home. Click "OK" to save your settings. You can also close out of the System Preferences window.

    Sharing Menu

  4. Next, make note of the IP address since you will be using it to connect from home.

    Screen Sharing On


Part 2: Connect to the Mac using UltraVNCViewer

  1. On your Windows computer, go to If prompted, install the Citrix plugin. The plugin will need to be installed if you plan to open any applications in Tealware.
  2. Once logged in to Tealware, click "UltraVNC Viewer" on the last page of icons.
  3. Now that UltraVNC is open, type your office computer's IP address into the VNC Server text box and click "Connect." You will be prompted to enter the VNC password that you set earlier.
  4. After submitting the VNC password, you will be prompted to log in to your office computer. Use the credentials you regularly use to log in to your office computer.

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


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