Remote connection to a Common Desktop using WorkMSU - Macs

How can I access ISRS when off campus? How can I access MavDISK when I'm at home? How can I use FileMaker Pro when I'm not on campus?

These instructions are for accessing the Common Desktop via Macs.

Does not require connecting to the Virtual Private Network (VPN).

These instructions are applicable to faculty, staff, and student employees with rights to the applications.


Mac OS Installation Instructions:

Download the Microsoft Remote Desktop app (free) from the Apple Store (only applicable the first time - you don't need to download this every time you wish to connect to WorkMSU).


Download the WorkMSU.rdp file to the off-campus device on which you are working (again, only applicable the first time).

1. Double-click on the WorkMSU.rdp file you have downloaded to start Remote Desktop (Typically the first step in the process. After the first time downloaded, a short cut will be available on your desktop).***


The first time you run this file, you will be asked to trust the publisher. Click Connect.


If you are prompted for your user name, use campus\StarID (Use YOUR StarID for StarID). Again, this should only be applicable the first time you log-in. Be sure you are using the word "campus" and the "\" before your starID.