Connect to a Windows Terminal Server from a Mac

You can use a Remote Desktop Protocol client to connect to a Windows Terminal Server or a Windows PC with Remote Access enabled.

The recommended client software is Microsoft Remote Desktop client. You can find it on App Store, or following the dedicated icon on Mac Self-Service which will forward you to the appropriate App Store page.

CERNTS - the CERN Public Terminal Server Cluster

At CERN, the Remote Desktop Services provide a public Terminal Cluster called CERNTS.CERN.CH, where many standard applications are available. To connect, you need to specify the CERN credentials of your primary account - please remember to specify the domain "CERN".

If your credentials are rejected, please check that your account is registered for this service at https://account.cern.ch/account/Services/MyServices.aspx.

After you installed the Microsoft Remote Desktop client simply launch it.
​Click on the "New" icon on top left and fill in informations as on screenshot.

Storing your CERN password within the client configuration is NOT recommended.
​Let this fields empty and simply fill in the logon screen when displayed.

Once configured, simply double click on "CERNTS" entry and connect using your CERN credentials.

 

 

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