How to Set Up the Microsoft Remote Desktop App on your Computer

Mac OS Instructions

  1. Open the App Store on your Mac.
  2. Download and Install "Microsoft Remote Desktop".
  3. Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop app.
  4. When asked for access to Bluetooth, Camera, and Microphone, click Allow.
  5. At the top of the window, click Workspaces.
  6. On the top left, click the + button and click Add Workspace.
  7. In the workspace URL field, type in "". The rest of the information should then auto-populate.
  8. Click Add.
  9. Enter your SLU email address and password and click Continue.
  10. When you're ready to use the Remote Desktop, double click on "Windows 10 Lab" and sign in with your SLU email address and password.

Windows 10 and 11 Instructions

  1. Click the Start button and search for "Control Panel", then open the Control Panel.
  2. In the window that appears, on the top right, confirm that the "View by" setting is set to Large Icons.
  3. Click RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.
  4. On the left side of the window, click Access RemoteApp and Desktops.
  5. In the box that pops up, under "Email address or connection URL", enter your SLU email address.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click Next.
  8. If prompted, enter your SLU username and password.
  9. Click Finish.
  10. The Remote Desktop and Remote Apps will now be accessible in the Start Menu, under the Work Resources folder.

Additional Information

Documentation for the Remote Desktop client can be found on Microsoft's website here: remote-desktop-clients


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