Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Providing Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) for Mac OS X clients

As many administrations probably know, the RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) for Mac bundled with Office 2011:

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… does not support the RD Gateway Server Settings feature the Windows RDC client provides:

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This has been a problem quite a few of the clients I manage who uses Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) for remote access because some of the users use Mac OS X laptops. There were a few 3rd party applications available but sometimes the added cost or having to manage another application wasn’t ideal so I’ve been extremely excited when I recently realized that Microsoft has released a new RDC client (version 8.0.3 – Updated December 11, 2013) for Macs that now support RD Gateway Server Settings:

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Definitely good news for all the administrators out there who have had issues providing remote access to users that use a Mac and does not run Windows in parallel.  Now if only there was a solution for Macs to access remotely published applications through the webpage portal…

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

How do you get the gateway address?

Anonymous said...

Nothing to do with "RD Web Access". You will only receive a complete rdp-Desktop...