Microsoft Remote Desktop app is required. If not already installed, download and install the Microsoft Remote Desktop app from the Mac App Store.

To connect to the WPI terminal server using remote desktop:

  1. Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop app and click on "New"
  2. Enter the following information:
    • Connection Name: Terminal Server
    • PC Name: windows.wpi.edu
      • You can also connect to other Research Computing Servers:
        • arcts-lab1.wpi.edu
        • arcts-lab2.wpi.edu
      • Other Research Computing servers require specific permissions
    • Username: yourusername@wpi.edu
  3. Close the window and the settings will save
  4. Under "My Desktops" double-click the connection to connect to the terminal server