Q. How do I access the remote desktop from my Mac?

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Instructions for connecting to the MyDesktop remote server through a Mac:


  1. Install Microsoft Remote Desktop application on computer through the App Store. Open the app.
  2. Select “New”
  3. Under Connection Name put “mydesktop.siast.sk.ca”
  4. Under PC Name put “mydesktop.siast.sk.ca”
  5. Under Gateway, click on the drop down arrow and select “Add gateway”
  6. In the Gateway section, under Gateway Name put “rdsgateway.siast.sk.ca”
  7. In the gateway section, under Server put “rdsgateway.siast.sk.ca”
  8. Close the Gateway Section and make sure that rdsgateway is selected in the Gateway drop down list
  9. In the Username put “siast\username” username being your Sask Polytech username.
  10. In Password, enter in your Sask Polytech password
  11. Close out of the New Connection window. The MyDesktop connection you created will show up in the list of My Desktops
  12. Connect to MyDesktop.

You might also find this tutorial helpful: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/pro-tip-remote-desktop-on-mac-what-you-need-to-know


  • Last Updated Jul 06, 2018
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  • Answered By Glenda Goertzen

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