How can I remotely connect to a Windows computer from my Mac?

Microsoft offers Remote Desktop technology for Mac users, allowing anyone to remotely control another Windows computer.

Getting Started

First, ensure you have the Remote Desktop Connection application installed by checking your Applications folder. If you are unable to find it, click here to download it. After download, double-click the installer (named Remote Desktop Connection.mpkg).


Go to and click Remote Desktop Connection, and follow the steps there to get your connection set up.