Use Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can be productive no matter where you are.


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• Access remote PCs running Windows Professional or Enterprise and Windows Server.
• Access managed resources published by your admin.
• Connect through a Remote Desktop Gateway.
• Secure connection to your data and applications.
• Simple management of your connections and user account from the Connection Center.
• Audio and video streaming.
• Redirect folders, your clipboard, and local devices such as microphones and cameras.

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What’s New

Version 10.4.1

We've put together some bug fixes and small feature updates for this 10.4.1 release. Here's what's new:

• Addressed several reliability issues identified through crash reporting.
• Addressed keyboard and VoiceOver-related accessibility bugs.
• Fixed an issue where the client would hang on reconnect when resuming from sleep.
• Fixed an audio artifact that was heard when playing back the first chunk of a redirected audio stream.
• Addressed an issue where the client would report a 0x5000007 error message when connecting using an RD Gateway server.
• Corrected the aspect ratio of PC thumbnails displayed in the Connection Center.
• Improved smart card redirection heuristics to better handle nested transactions.
• Fixed a bug that prevented bookmark export if the friendly contained the "/" character.
• Resolved a bug that was causing a 0xD06 protocol error when running Outlook as a remote app.
• Added support for a new integer RDP file property (ForceHiDpiOptimizations) to enable Retina display optimization.

Thanks for all the comments sent to us via the App Store, in-app feedback and email. In addition, special thanks to everyone who partnered with us to diagnose issues. If you encounter any errors, you can contact us via Help > Report an Issue.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

JimmyJamesInOz ,

Overall good - some flaws.

I've been using this for many years now to adminsiter many Windows servers.

The main positive is that it works properly with Mac DPI scaling. This is an awesome feature. I can wind up the resolution for a session that needs real estate, or turn it down to be more comfortable if it doesn't - all nicely anti-aliased/supersampled. Absolutely A for this alone. It's miles ahead of the Windows client.

My main negative: If I lose my network connection, terminated sessions bounce away in the Dock and force me to click a dialog letting me know the session was terminated. If I had 5-6 sessions open this is a pain and pointless. I can't even Command-Q to close out without clicking each and every one. Imo, there should be an option for these to be transient notifications, not hard popups.

Q_Here ,

“Simplified” layout is actually more confusing

I have the version 8 and version 10 side by side.

I have over 80 Remote Desktops links and by far it’s far better layed out in Version 8 than with 10 which is just one huge list (or view them “by icons”) - so if you have more than say 4 Remote Desktops you connect to regularly, your going to see a list of “fine print” names without contrasting “darker” backgrounds every second connection - which really makes it easier to see.

I’m sure “under the hood” there’s been changes with version 10 which are nice - but I’m yet to read anything in the notes which makes this a “must have, upgrade”.

Still to find the “redirect printing to a local printer” option work - I’ve imported all my 87 sites (yes - 87) and find it doesn’t print to my local printer (even though the only option I can see is ticked in Remote Desktop 10 but it’s not clear if that is the one). So I might need to read a manual here - if I can find what Microsoft call this feature in the DOCUMENTATION SEARCH as it’s sure not finding “FORWARD PRINTING DEVICES” as it was called before in version 8. Sigh - changes like Microsoft did to Skype - change the entire look so everyone goes “what’s happening - where is….?”. Change for the sake of “makeover” for the look and feel of other products?

Matty Ran ,

Not perfect, but great

It doesn't have the same "built-in"-ness of the Windows 10 RDP client, but it has fantastic capabilities and is quite easy to use once you learn where you need to go for certain functions. Overall if you're using this app and you've no experience with remote desktops, it might be a slightly up hill learning curve, but if you've used RDP or even VNC on Windows, it's really easy to pick up the bits that you need to learn.


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