Remote Desktop - UMD Cisco VPN on macOS

These are supplemental instructions for using Remote Desktop with the Cisco VPN on a Mac.

1. Install the Microsoft Remote Desktop application from the Mac App Store.

2. Click "Add PC".  


3. For "PC Name" use one of the following:

  • Recommended method: <username>.<department> If you would like assistance obtaining/creating a host name for this purpose please contact the Service Desk. Staff are provided with these as part of their on-boarding process. 
    The hostname for your computer, based on your department, will be:
    • General Engineering (any group from Engineering):  
    • Math:
    • Physics:
  • The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the computer. For example, the name formatted as ENGRWKAVW1234.AD.UMD.EDU. 
  • The IP address.


4. For "User account", click on "Ask when required", then "Add User Account". 

5. For "Username", enter your . For "Password", enter your UMD Directory Password.


6. Click "Add".

Optional: If you're sitting at a computer that has multiple monitors and you'd like to use all of those monitors for Remote Desktop, click on the Display tab, then check "Use all monitors."


Keywords:remote, desktop, cisco, vpn, rdp, mac, macos   Doc ID:103506
Owner:Rob J.Group:University of Maryland Engineering IT
Created:2020-07-01 12:53 ESTUpdated:2020-11-24 09:04 EST
Sites:University of Maryland Engineering IT
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