Access Virtual PC - Virtual Desktop

For Windows:

VPN is no longer required.
  1. In a browser, goto: http://virtualpc.fsb.miamioh.edu and login.
  2. Click on FSB Desktops which will download an .RDP connection file.
  3. Now click on the .RDP file from where you downloaded it to.
  4. A login screen should appear. Login with your miami id. Note: If it won't take your login credentials then enter userid as: it\xxxx (xxxx being your userid; not your email address). Please be sure you're using the correct slash which is normally above the enter key.
  5. Be patient when the black screen appears. This is the first login animation that isn't showing for some reason and off-campus will take a little longer for it will need to setup a secure connection.

For Mac:

VPN is no longer required.
  1. Download and install the latest version of Microsoft Remote Desktop app from the Apple app store. Check the App store for this. Check your applications and be sure you don't have an older version of the Microsoft Remote Desktop app (it will be a orange icon app in your applications folder.) if you do have an older version then drag it to your trash. Note: If you get the message "Remote Desktop Connection cannot verify the identify of the computer", then you still have an older version of Microsoft Remote desktop on your Mac. Please move it to the trash.
  2. In a browser, Miami's Virtual Remote Desktop to login.
  3. Click on FSB Desktops which will download an .RDP connection file.
  4. Now click on the .RDP file from where you downloaded it to.
  5. A login screen should appear. Login with your miami id. Note: If it won't take your login credentials then enter userid as: it\xxxx (xxxx being your userid; not your email address). Please be sure you're using the correct slash which is normally above the enter key.
  6. Be patient when the black screen appears. This is the first login animation that isn't showing for some reason and off-campus will take a little longer for it will need to setup a secure connection.
  7. Command + 1 will take you out of full screen mode.
  8. Command + 2 will scale your screen to the window once the desktop is showing.