Remote Desktop Connection Client 1.0.3 for Mac allows you to connect to a Windows-based computer and work with programs and files on that computer from your Macintosh computer.
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Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac allows you to connect to a Windows-based computer and work with programs and files on that computer from your Macintosh computer. To connect to a Windows-based computer, you need network access and permissions to connect to the computer, and the computer must be running Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Services. The following Windows products support Remote Desktop connections:
- Windows XP Professional
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows 2000 Server
- Windows 2000 Advanced Server
- Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
- Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
What’s New: Remote Desktop Connection Client 1.0.3 for Mac provides improved stability when you minimize the client window and when you copy and paste data from the client window to Macintosh applications. Stability is also improved for users of Mac OS X 10.3 and later, and when Remote Desktop Connection Client is used on Macintosh computers with PowerPC G5 processors.
Supported Operating Systems: Mac OS X
To use Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client 1.0.3 for Mac, your Macintosh computer must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Processor: Macintosh PowerPC.
- Operating system: Mac OS X version 10.2.8 or later
- Memory: 128 MB of RAM.
- Hard disk: 3 MB of available hard disk space temporarily required to complete installation; after installation, 1.1 MB of hard disk space.
Note: The hard disk should be in Mac OS Extended (HFS+) format, the default format for Mac. Microsoft does not currently support running Remote Desktop Connection from a hard disk that is in another format. To determine the format of your hard disk, on the Apple menu, click About this Mac, and then click More Info.
- Network: Connection to a local area network, either directly or via a modem capable of 28.8 Kbps or higher.
- Internet access: Internet connection through either an Internet service provider (ISP) or a network. Internet access might require a fee to an ISP; local or long-distance telephone charges might also apply.
Tip: If you’re not sure whether your computer meets these requirements, you can display information about your computer by using the Apple System Profiler program included with Mac OS X. To start the program, on the Apple menu, click About This Mac, and then click More Info.
Before you install this download:
Depending on the file format you choose to download, make sure StuffIt Expander version 6 or later and Apple Disk Copy version 10.1 or later are installed on your computer. By default, Mac OS X includes the correct versions of these programs.
To install this download:
- On your hard disk, double-click RDC103EN.dmg to expand it using StuffIt Expander.
Depending on the Web browser that you are currently using, this step might be performed for you automatically.
- Double-click the RDC103EN.dmg file you downloaded to mount the Remote Desktop Connection volume.
- On the Desktop, open the Remote Desktop Connection volume.
- Copy the Remote Desktop Connection folder from the Remote Desktop Connection volume to your hard disk.
- If the Remote Desktop Connection folder was copied to your hard disk successfully, you can move the Remote Desktop Connection volume, the .dmg file, and the original file you downloaded (if present) to the Trash.
- To complete the installation, run the program by opening the Remote Desktop Connection folder that you copied to your hard disk, and then double-click Remote Desktop Connection.
To remove this download:
To remove Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac, move the Remote Desktop Connection folder to the Trash, and then on the Finder menu, click Empty Trash.
For information about using Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac, after you install it, see the RDC Read Me.html file and RDC Help, both in the Remote Desktop Connection folder. To open Help from within Remote Desktop Connection, on the Helpmenu, click Remote Desktop Connection.
Note Two different file types are available for this download, MacBinary (.bin) or BinHex (.hqx) A .bin file is typically smaller than an .hqx file, but is less compatible with earlier Macintosh systems, such as Mac OS 7.0, 8.0 , and 8.5. An .hqx file is typically larger, but is more compatible with earlier systems.