(Legacy) How do I connect to a Windows lab computer from a MacOS personal computer?

 This article is about a legacy system which will eventually be retired. If you need a remote lab tool, please check Virtual Computer Lab by Apporto. If you've arrived from a bookmark or other website, be sure to update your links!


Select MSU Denver lab computers and software can now be accessed off campus.

Before you begin...

Please review the following informational links for the Computer Lab Remote Access Tool:


  1. Connect to GlobalProtect
    Dialog box showing global connect disconnected

  2. Download and install the Microsoft Remote Desktop client from the Mac App Store.

  3. Navigate to https://labstats.msudenver.edu/ from a supported browser.

  4. Select an available computer and click Connect
    List of available computers

  5. From the pop-up window, click Download
    RDP download popup box

  6. Open the .rdp file from your Downloads folder
    Downloads folder showing RDP file

  7. When prompted, enter your NetID (Username) and Password
    credentials dialog box

  8. Click Continue
    certificate warning

  9. If the connection is successful, you will be taken to the computer's login screen
    Computer login screen


You are now logged into the remote computer and can access and use any of its installed software. Be sure to log out of the computer before closing Microsoft Remote Desktop and delete the .rdp file from your Downloads folder

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