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Access the app server from a Macintosh computer

Steps to access the app server from a Macintosh computer

Head to the app store and download the Microsoft Remote Desktop application (version 8 or 10 works). The steps for both version 8 and 10 are listed below.

VERSION 8 INSTRUCTIONS

1- Once you have the program downloaded, you will need to add the remote resources URL, it is in different locations depending on which version of Microsoft Remote Desktop you are running. Here are the steps for Version 8 (Square icon).

Fig. 1

2- The URL for the remote resources will need to be added in at this time. The URL that needs to be entered is: https://apps.avila.edu/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx

For version 8 the field looks like this (after clicking on the remote resources in the picture in step 1 Fig. 1). It will look like this:

Fig. 2

3- Once you have the URL in the URL field, you will need to put in your username in the field below – Your username will be need to be preceded by “avila” – so the username should be like: avilasmith123456 (do NOT put @avila.edu at the end of your username).

4- With the username added, provide your password that you use to log into online campus resources.

5- Hit the refresh button at the bottom of the window and press the red circle/x in the upper left, and you will see the list of applications available. Double click to open the application you want to run.

6- If you see the following message when launching a program:

This is asking you to select a location ON YOUR COMPUTER where the remote server can save your files.

VERSION 10 INSTRUCTIONS

1- Once you have the program downloaded, you will need to add the remote resources URL, it is in different locations depending on which version of Microsoft Remote Desktop you are running. Here are the steps for Version 10 (Circle icon).

Fig. 3

2- The URL for the remote resources will need to be added in at this time. The URL that needs to be entered is: https://apps.avila.edu/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx

For version 10 the field looks like this (after clicking on the remote resources in the picture in step 1 Fig. 3). It will look like this:

3- Once you have the URL in the URL field, select “add user account” – Your username will be need to be preceded by “avila” – so the username should be like: avilasmith123456 (do NOT put @avila.edu at the end of your username).

4- With the username added, provide your password that you use to log into online campus resources.

5- Hit save, and add feed. The remote applications will show up under the apps button:

6- Double click to open the application you want to run.

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