For COE users, faculty or staff only, who need a COE Windows desktop either because you are on a Mac or working remotely We now have the College of Engineering Remote Desktop Server. To setup this resource on your system please follow the instructions below. If you require assistance or have any problems please contact us at:
Phone: (215) 571-4444
First you need to install the Microsoft Remote Desktop client from the Mac App Store. Let’s start by opening the Mac App Store. Go to the Apple Menu in the upper left of your screen and click the App Store… item.
In the new window that opens fill in the following sections with info listed below, once you are done click the Refresh button:
User name: drexel\<your abc123 username>
Password: <your abc123 password>
On the first login you will be asked to give permissions for sharing your local resources (files, printers, clipboard, etc.) with the remote desktop. Click the option “Select a folder to access remotely”
Go ahead and open the folder you want to share with the remote desktop, your home folder or your documents folder is usually the best option. Once you have selected your folder click the Choose button
You will now be connected to the COE Remote Desktop Server and be able to use Windows only programs when needed.