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Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 65 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    92,128
  • Date Added:
    May 20, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    8.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    210
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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2 stars

"Works but Frequently Disconnects"

August 20, 2012  |  By JJBow27

 |  Version: Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection 2.1.1

Pros

Great idea, and great tool for a Mac.

Cons

It disconnects all the time. So it makes working remotely really frustrating. This product could do with an overhaul...

Summary

Works infrequently, disconnects and needs some kind of update to make it more stable.

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3 stars

"Works most of the time"

February 18, 2012  |  By djenvz

 |  Version: Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection 2.1.1

Pros

Pretty simple, does what it suppose to, feels like you'e really working on that pc machine remotely. Make sure to launch in full screen mode, had some issues working in other size window sessions.

Cons

Hangs up - sometimes from the very start of the remote session and you have to disconnect and reconnect again. For me only works on my Mac Air in 32 bit mode - can't work it on 64 bit mode. Have had it crash when disconnecting from the machine prompting the mac to do a 'report crash' window thing.

Summary

Overall, works great when it does work, wish it worked in 64 bit mode so I don't have to restart to 32 bit when ever I want to use it to get to my work laptop remotely.

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3 stars

"Works, but frequently disconnects"

August 06, 2011  |  By wscheets

 |  Version: Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection 2.1.1

Pros

Works very well
Keyboard Mapping
Allows full-screen without dock
Flexible Sound options

Cons

DIsconnects frequently

Summary

I like if very much, except for the frequent disconnects. I also use an XP laptop using the windows version of the remote desktop software to the same remote computer, and never get these disconnects. No indication from the remote computer that it's doing the disconnect either. I'm currently using version 2.0.1.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.1
  • Simplifies the connection window and expands the menu bar to include menus for common tasks (File, Edit, View, and Help). Application preferences are now located on the RDC menu.
  • Improves performance and compatibility with Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  • Connects to multiple computers when you save a connection file for each computer. Use the new File menu to open new, saved, and previously opened connections and to manage all changes to connection files.
  • Accepts changes to application preferences, such as keyboard shortcuts, during a Remote Desktop session. Changes take effect the next time that you connect.
  • Reestablishes a remote session when the network connection is lost.
  • Runs the Remote Desktop session in a resizable window or in full-screen mode.
  • Prints your Windows-based documents to any printer that is connected to the Macintosh computer.
  • Verifies the identity of the Windows-based computer before establishing a Remote Desktop connection. You can select this option when you connect to a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows 7. Network Level Authentication is more secure than authentication options in earlier versions of Windows.
  • Provides settings for improved resolution on wide-screen displays.
  • Speeds login when you specify "console" as part of the computer name.
General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date May 20, 2011
Date Added May 20, 2011
Version 2.1.1
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.93MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 92,128
Downloads Last Week 210
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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