Remoting Into Mac Desktop Over VPN and On-Campus

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  • In order to remotely control an on-campus Macintosh computer you must be using a Macintosh running macOS 10.11 or later.

  • The off-campus computer must be connected to CWU using the Global Protect client.

  • The on-campus computer must have the remote management and power settings configured to allow access.  To set this up, please visit Allow Remote Control on Mac OS


Connecting to the on-campus computer remotely using a Macintosh computer:

Step One: Connect the remote computer to the CWU network using the Global Protect client. Then from the Finder (the desktop) click on the Go menu and choose Connect to Server or hit Command+K on the keyboard.


Step Two: In the box that pops up, enter the on-campus computer's hostname in the format vnc://, where XXXXX is the computer's CWU tag number.  Click the "Connect" button in the bottom right corner.

Step Three: In the box that pops up, enter your CWU username and password and click Sign In.  The on-campus computer's display will open in a window and you can control it as though you were sitting in front of it.

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