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Connect to your Hosted Virtual Desktop from a MAC

  • Download the Remote Desktop Connection application
    TIP > Open google and search for Mircrosoft RDP client for MAC
  • Open the file you downloaded. It will expand itself into the Remote Desktop Connection dmg file.
  • Double-click the dmg to open the Remote Desktop Connection icon.
  • Open your Applications folder on your hard drive, and drag the Remote Desktop Connection icon from the dmg folder to your Applications folder.
  • Double-click the Remote Desktop Connection folder.
  • Open the Remote Desktop Connection application.  
  • Select the Options tab or click the RDC menu and select Preferences.
  • In the General or Login tab fill in your ThinHost login details. Domain should be set to THINHOST
  • In the Display tab choose the Remote desktop size (we suggest Full Screen). 
  • For the Open Remote Display on option, select Main Display.
  • Limit your color depth to Thousands for performance reasons.
  • In the Local ResourcesDrives and Printers tab choose the options you desire.
  • In the Security tab, select Always connect, even if authentication fails
  • Close the window
  • Click the File menu and choose Save As. Name the file ThinHost and save it to your desktop (or somewhere else convenient).
  • Click the Connect and log in.


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  1. Graeme Orchard

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