How to prepare your on-campus Mac or PC for remote access


Use these instructions to set your on-campus computer up for remote access. You will only need to do this once.

How to set up remote access

On a Mac

  1. On your on-campus Mac, select Apple menu > System Preferences
  2. From the System Preferences window, select Sharing.
  3. Select the Remote Login and Remote Management checkboxes. You may need to click the Lock icon and enter your password in order to change your settings.
  4. In Remote Management, select Allow Access for: Only These Users
  5. Select the Add button (+), choose your name from the list of Users & Groups, then choose Select.
  6. Check off all the items on this list to give yourself full access to your MHC computer. Then choose OK.
  7. Under Remote Login, take note of the SSH command listed under Remote Login: On. You may need this to connect to your MHC Mac from home.
  8. Select the Lock icon again to save your settings and prevent further changes.

On a PC

  1. From your on-campus PC, Enable Remote Desktop settings by typing “enable remote” from the Start menu and selecting Remote Desktop settings.
  2. Toggle On under Enable Remote Desktop.
  3. It is also recommended to keep the PC awake and discoverable to facilitate connections. Choose Show settings to enable.
  4. Make note of the name of this PC, found under How to connect to this PC. You'll need this to connect to your PC from home. Send it to yourself via email so you’ll have it when you need it.
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