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Remoting into a windows 8 from MAC


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#1 stephenjones

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 06:54 PM

I have a macbook pro running yosemite, i5 about 8gb ram and In my basement I have a windows 8.1 desktop. I would like to know if there is a way or software for me to remote into the desktop from the mac over lan to access the resources on the desktop and also run the programs. If anyone has experience with this, would there be a lot of lag as well? I would like to see the desktop as if I was actually at the pc.



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Posted 02 May 2015 - 07:15 PM

the only thing I can think of is a program called team Viewer


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Posted 02 May 2015 - 07:40 PM

I'll second TeamViewer, free for private use.



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 12:07 PM

you have many options the most native of which being Microsoft's RDP (remote desktop protocol) and the affiliated app for it in the itunes store:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id715768417?mt=12

 

Also, you can install one of the many VNC flavors on the windows computer then install the viewer on the Mac and remote in that way.

 

There is also Network shares which can be shared over SMB if both devices are on the same network. I believe apple will allow you to connect to an SMB using the CIFS protocol: CIFS://location/to/network/share (this is useful if you need access to the files and not remote control of the desktop)


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 02:25 PM

Thanks for all the responses. I tried teamviewer but it lags a bit on my graphics software. I guess thats to be expected. Will give the others a try.






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