How To Remotely Access Your Workstation From a Mac

Working from home or “Remote Access” is only available after being enabled by IT per your Manager’s request.


  1. On your Mac, click on the App Store icon.
  2. In the Search field, type "Microsoft Remote Desktopand press Enter.
  3. In the search results, click on Microsoft Remote Desktop.
  4. Click on Get and then Install. When the installation is complete, you will see the SonicWALL Mobile Connect icon in the Applications folder and in Launchpad.
  5. Open Microsoft Remote Desktop from the Launchpad.
  6. Click on New
  7. Enter the following information:
    1. Connection name: Work
    2. PC name: Computer name
    3. Username: shanahans\ + Your Windows Username
    4. Password: You Windows Password
  8. Click on close to save the connection
  9. Double click on “Work” under My Desktops
  10. A window should open showing you your work computer. If there are any security prompts, click OK or Allow.

Once everything has been installed and configured, you only need to Connect SonicWALL Mobile Connect, then Connect to your Workstation using Microsoft Remote Desktop in the future.


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