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Apple Remote Desktop access to Windows PC

Here are some instructions on how to use Apple Remote Desktop Client to connect from a MAC outside the DUMC firewall to your BIAC Windows computer inside the PHI zone.

1) Install the Apple Remote Desktop Client : Microsoft Remote Desktop for OS X

2a) If you have access to the Duke VPN, open Cisco AnyConnect and login to the VPN ( )

2b) If you do not have VPN access, open an ssh terminal to create a tunnel.

  ssh -N -p 80 

3) Once the VPN is connected ( or tunnel has been created), then open the RDC client.

  • Login : your windows username
  • Host (with VPN):
  • Host (with tunnel): localhost:3390 ( this means your local computer, port 3390 because you have tunnelled the traffic )

Once you are finished with the RDC, close the client and “Ctrl + C” will kill your ssh tunnel.

biac/apple-rdc.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/30 23:49 by cmp12