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.
Configure your PC for remote access using the information at https://aka.ms/rdsetup.
Learn about our other Remote Desktop clients at https://aka.ms/rdclients.
• 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.
Submit feedback at https://aka.ms/rdmacfbk.
In this release we've made substantial updates to the underlying code that powers the Remote Desktop experience across all our clients. We've also added some new features and addressed bugs and crashes that were showing up in error reporting. Here are some of the changes you may notice:
• PC Quick Connect (CMD+K) allows you to connect to a PC without creating a bookmark.
• Auto-reconnect now helps to recover from transient network glitches for PC connections.
• When resuming a suspended MacBook, auto-reconnect can now be used to reconnect to disconnected PC connections.
• Added support for HTTP proxies when subscribing and connecting to Windows Virtual Desktop resources.
• Implemented support for HTTP proxy automatic configuration with PAC files.
• Integrated support for NETBIOS name resolution so you can connect to PCs on your local network more easily.
• Fixed an issue where the system menu bar would not respond while the app was in focus.
• Fixed a client-side race condition that had the potential to cause decryption errors on the server.
• Made improvements to monitor layout and geometry heuristics for multimon scenarios involving Retina-class monitors.
• Multimon layout configurations are now maintained across session redirection scenarios.
• Addressed an issue that prevented the menu bar from dropping in multimon scenarios.
• User account UI that interacts with the macOS keychain will now surface keychain access errors.
• Hitting cancel during workspace subscription will now result in nothing being added to the Connection Center.
• Added key mappings for CMD+Z and CMD+F to map to CTRL+Z and CTRL+F respectively.
• Fixed a bug that caused remote apps to open behind the Connection Center when launched.
• Worked around an issue where AAC audio playback on macOS 10.15 would cause the client to stall.
• SHIFT+left-click now works in Unicode mode.
• Fixed a bug where usage of the SHIFT key would eventually trigger the Sticky Keys alert in Unicode mode.
• Added a check for network availability before connection initiation.
• Addressed pulsing of PC thumbnails that occasionally occurred during the connection sequence.
• Fixed a bug where the password field in the Add/Edit User Account sheet become multiline.
• The "Collapse All" option is now greyed out if all workspaces are collapsed.
• The "Expand All" option is now greyed out if all workspaces are expanded.
• The first-run permissions UI is no longer shown on High Sierra.
• Fixed an issue where users were unable to connect to WVD endpoints using saved credentials in the DOMAIN\USERNAME format.
• The username field in the credential prompt is now always prepopulated for WVD connections.
• Fixed a bug that clipped the Edit, Delete and Refresh buttons for workspaces if the Connection Center was not wide enough.
• The "email or workspace URL" field in the Add Workspace sheet is no longer case sensitive.
• Usage of the AVC codec is now configurable (see note below).
• Fixed a number of accessibility issues that impacted VoiceOver and keyboard navigation scenarios.
• Lots of updates to improve interoperability with current and upcoming features in the Windows Virtual Desktop service.
Note, from a terminal prompt you can now configure the AVC support level advertised by the client:
1. Do not advertise AVC support to the server:
defaults write com.microsoft.rdc.macos AvcSupportLevel disabled
2. Advertise support for AVC420 support to the server:
defaults write com.microsoft.rdc.macos AvcSupportLevel avc420
3. Advertise support for AVC444 support to the server:
defaults write com.microsoft.rdc.macos AvcSupportLevel avc444
Thanks to everyone who reported bugs and took the time to work with us to diagnose problems. If you encounter any issues, you can contact us via Help > Report an Issue.
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I have a specific usage case - I work in a multiplatform environment in which I work on the Mac and on the PC. I don't want to keep changing physical keyboards, so despite the fact that the two physical machines are next to eachother beneath my desk, I use remote desktop to view and operate the PC while working on the Mac. This works reasonable well except that the Remote Desktop Service on the PC requires that I can only be logged in either via the Remote Desktop app OR the PC itself. Since there are some operations that cannot be performed via RDP - attaching to a VPN being one of them - it would be nice if I could just leave the PC logged in and operate it via Remote Desktop at the same time. Now, I'm sure there really IS such a way, but the internet is not my friend in helping me find it. So properly-speaking, this probably a complaint about the service and not the client app, but the entire eco-system is failing me in small ways. Also, while I appreciate the option that allows the Apple key to be interchangable with ctrl for edit operations and find, it doesn't seem to work consistently, and as everyone who has ever switched back and forth between the Mac and Windows knows, confusion over which meta key to use in editing will eventually cause brain damage and is likely to send hardware on ballistic journeys through windows (not Windows).
Getting Better- Still Some User Interface Issues
We are a Microsoft partner who delivers a SAS app to 100’s of users via remote desktop and remote app. More than half of our users are on Mac’s and use Microsoft Remote Desktop.
We have found Version 10 much harder to setup on users desktops because unlike the prior version where most of the information was in one place - now its spread around via access to dropdowns and in various locations. When we first started using this we had cursor disappearance and mysterious disconnects - and couldnt seem to get support
It seems that they have been working hard to bring this up to speed and improve support. We started retesting and found the most current release to be much more stable - just dont try to open a full session screen on a 5K iMac in High Sierra yet.
Developer Response ,
We have the v.10 app in the Store so you can use it and iron out these issues. Please contact us so we can work with you to resolve problems before the v.8 app is pulled from the Store. You can mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a Slack MacAdmins group you can join to work with us 1:1 to get up and running.
Current version resets many times a da
Update: latest version now just resets over and over all day. It takes a good 30 seconds and sometimes I have to just disconnect the RDP and reconnect it in order to be able to work again. I really miss the old RDP versions here on the Mac that just worked all day long. I still need this tool every day.
Not sure why you keep breaking a tool that so many rely on daily.
This latest version crashes (on the Mac) if I type too fast in Visual Studio on my Windows Desktop at work. I get the spinning beachball- have to exit to the Mac, force quit MRD and restart it, then reconnect. I'm finding myself doing this at least 2 or 3 times per hour! I try to type slowly, but then end up getting really focused on my work and start moving faster. I use VI so I'm typing everything and it seems to be when I'm repeating an edit over and over that it crashes MRD. This is a Productivity KILLER! Like I said it happens when I'm focused and your bug is a sure way to kill that focus - every time! I wish it were easier to revert to an older version. I was forced to update when I upgraded to Mojave and decided to start clean and re-install everything. This is the only app that makes me regret that decision!! I was on an old stable version and had been refusing to update. Sigh!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.