3182 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 31, 2010 11:03 PM by Jack_V
I'm having trouble successfully operating via remote desktop.
I'm connecting through citrix to my desktop at work (windows based with microsoft office).
Does that succeed?
Do I need to install the Mac Microsoft software first or will I ever be able to successfully work remotely?
What isn't working?
There is Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac OS X available for free, and it does work rather well.
Microsoft provides setup instructions on the web page where you download the RDC client.
There is also the CoRD open source RDC client
I am unfamiliar with any of the current Citrix product offerings.
I connect with Citrix to work as well.
If the Citrix connection is successful, you can run MSTSC.EXE from your citrix session to remote to a windows desktop inside your company. I do this all the time.
If you are are not able to Citrix in, try and make sure you have the newest clients from citrix.com. There are 2: A web only client meant for the XenApp web interface, and the standard online plugin which uses Dazzle to configure your connection. (Similar to the old Program Neighborhood).
Remote Desktop =/= Citrix. They are based on similar technologies, but the implementation is very different.
EDIT: Link to Mac Citrix Plugins
Top Download is full client w/ Dazzle. Bottom download is browser plugin only. (Your Citrix (now called XenApp) setup will need to have a web interface for the bottom download to work).
All you need to connect to Citrix is one of the above 2 programs. Once connected, you are in a Windows environment and can use the windows remote desktop (MSTSC.EXE) to connect to your work computer.