Microsoft Remote Activex Control Download For Mac

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The Remote Desktop ActiveX control supports the following scriptable and nonscriptable interfaces, which are grouped according to the inheritance hierarchy.

In this section

Provides the methods and properties needed to configure and use the client control. Derives from the IMsTscAx interface.

Provides the methods and properties needed to configure and use the client control. Derives from the IMsRdpClient interface.

Provides the methods and properties needed to configure and use the client control. Derives from the IMsRdpClient2 interface.

Provides the methods and properties needed to configure and use the client control. Derives from the IMsRdpClient3 interface.

Provides the methods and properties needed to configure and use the client control. Derives from the IMsRdpClient4 interface.

Provides the methods and properties needed to configure and use the client control. Derives from the IMsRdpClient5 interface.

Provides the methods and properties needed to configure and use the client control. Derives from the IMsRdpClient6 interface.

Provides the methods and properties needed to configure and use the client control. Derives from the IMsRdpClient7 interface.

Provides the methods and properties needed to configure and use the client control. Derives from the IMsRdpClient8 interface.

Provides the methods and properties needed to configure and use the client control. Derives from the IMsRdpClient9 interface.

Manages advanced client settings. Derives from the IMsTscAdvancedSettings interface.

Manages advanced client settings. Derives from the IMsRdpClientAdvancedSettings interface.

Manages advanced client settings. Derives from the IMsRdpClientAdvancedSettings2 interface.

Manages advanced client settings. Derives from the IMsRdpClientAdvancedSettings3 interface.

Manages advanced client settings. Derives from the IMsRdpClientAdvancedSettings4 interface.

Exposes properties that manage advanced ActiveX control settings.

Exposes methods and properties that manage advanced settings of the ActiveX control.

Exposes methods and properties that manage advanced settings of the Remote Desktop ActiveX control.

Provides access to the nonscriptable properties of a client's remote session on the Remote Desktop ActiveX control. Derives from the IMsTscNonScriptable interface.

Provides access to the nonscriptable properties of a client's remote session on the Remote Desktop ActiveX control. Derives from the IMsRdpClientNonScriptable interface.

Provides access to the nonscriptable properties of a client's remote session on the Remote Desktop ActiveX control. Derives from the IMsRdpClientNonScriptable2 interface.

Provides access to the nonscriptable properties of a client's remote session on the Remote Desktop ActiveX control. Derives from the IMsRdpClientNonScriptable3 interface.

Provides access to the nonscriptable properties of a client's remote session on the Remote Desktop ActiveX control. Derives from the IMsRdpClientNonScriptable4 interface.

Includes methods to retrieve and set properties of the Remote Desktop ActiveX control that are restricted to specific Internet Explorer URL security zones.

Defines additional properties of the Remote Desktop ActiveX control that are restricted to specific Internet Explorer URL security zones.

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Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) client settings that are used to launch the client from Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) or from other web portals.

Manages client transport settings for the Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) server.

Manages client transport settings for the RD Gateway server.

Defines additional properties for the RD Gateway server.

Defines additional properties for the RD Gateway server.

Contains information about a device object.

Contains information about a device object. This is an enhancement of the IMsRdpDevice interface.

Represents a collection of device objects.

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Represents a collection of device objects. This is an enhancement to the IMsRdpDeviceCollection interface.

Contains information about a drive object.

Contains information about a drive object. This is an enhancement of the IMsRdpDrive interface.

Represents a collection of drive objects.

Used to set and retrieve named properties for the client control.

Remote desktop input sink.

Provides a property to control using a redirection server.

Includes methods to retrieve and set properties that enable bitmap caching, compression, and printer and clipboard redirection.

Enables you to connect and disconnect the client control, create virtual channel objects, and send data over a virtual channel.

Includes methods that receive information from the server that are related to client control events.

Contains properties and methods that relate to application of a password to the Remote Desktop ActiveX control.

Includes methods to retrieve and set properties of the Remote Desktop ActiveX control that are restricted to specific Internet Explorer URL security zones.

Provides methods and properties used to configure and use the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) app container client control.

Provides the methods used to interact with the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) app container client control.

Provides methods that receive information from the server that are related to client control events.

Provides the methods needed to configure the connection settings for the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) app container client control.

Use the IRemoteDesktopClientSettings property to obtain a pointer to this interface.

Provides the properties needed to control the touch pointer feature of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) app container client control.

Includes methods to set and retrieve the RemoteApp mode and the start-up parameters for a RemoteApp program, such as the path of the executable file and the working directory.

Defines properties for use with a RemoteApp.

Defines properties and methods for use with a RemoteApp.

Additional resources

For more information about Remote Desktop Web Connection, see Requirements for Remote Desktop Web Connection.

For a general discussion of property methods, see Interface Property Methods.

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Applies To: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016

You can use the Remote Desktop client for Mac to work with Windows apps, resources, and desktops from your Mac computer. Use the following information to get started - and check out the FAQ if you have questions.

Note

  • Curious about the new releases for the macOS client? Check out What's new for Remote Desktop on Mac?
  • The Mac client runs on computers running macOS 10.10 and newer.
  • The information in this article applies primarily to the full version of the Mac client - the version available in the Mac AppStore. Test-drive new features by downloading our preview app here: beta client release notes.

Get the Remote Desktop client

Follow these steps to get started with Remote Desktop on your Mac:

  1. Download the Microsoft Remote Desktop client from the Mac App Store.
  2. Set up your PC to accept remote connections. (If you skip this step, you can't connect to your PC.)
  3. Add a Remote Desktop connection or a remote resource. You use a connection to connect directly to a Windows PC and a remote resource to use a RemoteApp program, session-based desktop, or a virtual desktop published on-premises using RemoteApp and Desktop Connections. This feature is typically available in corporate environments.

What about the Mac beta client?

We're testing new features on our preview channel on AppCenter. Want to check it out? Go to Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac and click Download. You don't need to create an account or sign into AppCenter to download the beta client.

If you already have the client, you can check for updates to ensure you have the latest version. In the beta client, click Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta at the top, and then click Check for updates.

Add a Remote Desktop connection

To create a remote desktop connection:

  1. In the Connection Center, click +, and then click Desktop.

  2. Enter the following information:

    • PC name - the name of the computer.
      • This can be a Windows computer name (found in the System settings), a domain name, or an IP address.
      • You can also add port information to the end of this name, like MyDesktop:3389.
    • User Account - Add the user account you use to access the remote PC.
      • For Active Directory (AD) joined computers or local accounts, use one of these formats: user_name, domainuser_name, or [email protected].
      • For Azure Active Directory (AAD) joined computers, use one of these formats: AzureADuser_name or [email protected].
      • You can also choose whether to require a password.
      • When managing multiple user accounts with the same user name, set a friendly name to differentiate the accounts.
      • Manage your saved user accounts in the preferences of the app.
  3. You can also set these optional settings for the connection:

    • Set a friendly name
    • Add a Gateway
    • Set the sound output
    • Swap mouse buttons
    • Enable Admin Mode
    • Redirect local folders into a remote session
    • Forward local printers
    • Forward Smart Cards
  4. Click Save.

To start the connection, just double-click it. The same is true for remote resources.

Export and import connections

You can export a remote desktop connection definition and use it on a different device. Remote desktops are saved in separate .RDP files.

  1. In the Connection Center, right-click the remote desktop.
  2. Click Export.
  3. Browse to the location where you want to save the remote desktop .RDP file.
  4. Click OK.

Use the following steps to import a remote desktop .RDP file.

  1. In the menu bar, click File > Import.
  2. Browse to the .RDP file.
  3. Click Open.

Add a remote resource

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Remote resources are RemoteApp programs, session-based desktops, and virtual desktops published using RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.

  • The URL displays the link to the RD Web Access server that gives you access to RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.
  • The configured RemoteApp and Desktop Connections are listed.

To add a remote resource:

  1. In the Connection Center click +, and then click Add Remote Resources.
  2. Enter information for the remote resource:
    • Feed URL - The URL of the RD Web Access server. You can also enter your corporate email account in this field – this tells the client to search for the RD Web Access Server associated with your email address.
    • User name - The user name to use for the RD Web Access server you are connecting to.
    • Password - The password to use for the RD Web Access server you are connecting to.
  3. Click Save.

The remote resources will be displayed in the Connection Center.

Connect to an RD Gateway to access internal assets

A Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) lets you connect to a remote computer on a corporate network from anywhere on the Internet. You can create and manage your gateways in the preferences of the app or while setting up a new desktop connection.

To set up a new gateway in preferences:

  1. In the Connection Center, click Preferences > Gateways.
  2. Click the + button at the bottom of the table Enter the following information:
    • Server name – The name of the computer you want to use as a gateway. This can be a Windows computer name, an Internet domain name, or an IP address. You can also add port information to the server name (for example: RDGateway:443 or 10.0.0.1:443).
    • User name - The user name and password to be used for the Remote Desktop gateway you are connecting to. You can also select Use connection credentials to use the same user name and password as those used for the remote desktop connection.

Manage your user accounts

When you connect to a desktop or remote resources, you can save the user accounts to select from again. You can manage your user accounts by using the Remote Desktop client.

To create a new user account:

  1. In the Connection Center, click Settings > Accounts.
  2. Click Add User Account.
  3. Enter the following information:
    • User Name - The name of the user to save for use with a remote connection. You can enter the user name in any of the following formats: user_name, domainuser_name, or [email protected]
    • Password - The password for the user you specified. Every user account that you want to save to use for remote connections needs to have a password associated with it.
    • Friendly Name - If you are using the same user account with different passwords, set a friendly name to distinguish those user accounts.
  4. Tap Save, and then tap Settings.

Customize your display resolution

You can specify the display resolution for the remote desktop session.

  1. In the Connection Center, click Preferences.
  2. Click Resolution.
  3. Click +.
  4. Enter a resolution height and width, and then click OK.

To delete the resolution, select it, and then click -.

Displays have separate spacesIf you are running Mac OS X 10.9 and disabled Displays have separate spaces in Mavericks (System Preferences > Mission Control), you need to configure this setting in the remote desktop client using the same option.

Drive redirection for remote resources

Drive redirection is supported for remote resources, so that you can save files created with a remote application locally to your Mac. The redirected folder is always your home directory displayed as a network drive in the remote session.

Note

In order to use this feature, the administrator needs to set the appropriate settings on the server.

Use a keyboard in a remote session

Mac keyboard layouts differ from the Windows keyboard layouts.

  • The Command key on the Mac keyboard equals the Windows key.
  • To perform actions that use the Command button on the Mac, you will need to use the control button in Windows (e.g.: Copy = Ctrl + C).
  • The function keys can be activated in the session by pressing additionally the FN key (e.g.: FN + F1).
  • The Alt key to the right of the space bar on the Mac keyboard equals the Alt Gr/right Alt key in Windows.

By default, the remote session will use the same keyboard locale as the OS you're running the client on. (If your Mac is running an en-us OS, that will be used for the remote sessions as well.) If the OS keyboard locale is not used, check the keyboard setting on the remote PC and change it manually. See the Remote Desktop Client FAQ for more information about keyboards and locales.

Support for Remote Desktop gateway pluggable authentication and authorization

Windows Server 2012 R2 introduced support for a new authentication method, Remote Desktop Gateway pluggable authentication and authorization, which provides more flexibility for custom authentication routines. You can now this authentication model with the Mac client.

Important

Custom authentication and authorization models before Windows 8.1 are not supported, although the article above discusses them.

To learn more about this feature, check out https://aka.ms/paa-sample.

Tip

Questions and comments are always welcome. However, please do NOT post a request for troubleshooting help by using the comment feature at the end of this article. Instead, go to the Remote Desktop client forum and start a new thread. Have a feature suggestion? Tell us in the client user voice forum.