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Connecting a Mac to Windows Desktop via an Established SSL VPN Connection

NOTE: Before remotely connecting to a Windows system, please ensure RDP access is limited to the AnyConnect SSL VPN IP address range.

  1. Download and install the Remote Desktop Connection client for Mac
  2. Start the AnyConnect client, connect to the WSU SSL VPN gateway, and select Macintosh HD -> Applications.
    Select “Remote Desktop Connection” and enter the remote system’s IP address:

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  3. Enter Mac OS X credentials:

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  4. The Remote Windows system desktop will appear:

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  5. To disconnect, click the red button in the upper left corner:

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