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Connect to Windows-based PCs to access Windows-based files, applications, devices, and networks from your Mac.
Easily connect to remote Windows PCs.
With Remote Desktop Connection Client 2, you can quickly, simply and securely connect to Windows-based PCs to access Windows-based files, applications, devices, and networks from your Mac.
One Mac, unlimited Windows.
New Multiple Session Support gives Mac users simultaneous access to multiple Windows-based PCs or to a network server that hosts remote applications and files. Since it works with Vista and is a Universal application, Remote Desktop Connection Client 2 is compatible with the latest technologies on Windows and Mac platforms.
A more Mac-like experience.
A redesigned user interface makes this application more customizable. Create your own keyboard shortcuts; and even access and change preferences during active sessions.
Print everything off your Mac.
Access and print from Windows applications to any printer that can be configured from your Intel- or PowerPC-based Macs.
Get fast updates and easy help.
Microsoft Error Reporting Tool and Microsoft AutoUpdate are included so you can anonymously submit data on software related issues and get software updates as soon as they are available. Remote Desktop Connection Client 2 also takes advantage of the new Helpviewer and improved help topics for quick access to fresh online product help from within the application.
Reduce security breaches.
Network Level Authentication (NLA) is a new authentication method in Windows Vista that offers security enhancements that can help to protect the remote computer from hackers and malicious software. It completes user authentication before you establish a full Remote Desktop Connection. Please see Windows Help for more details on network level authentication.
To run Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client 1.0.3 for Mac, your computer must meet the following minimum requirements:
• Processor: Macintosh PowerPC
• Operating System: Mac OS X version 10.2.8 or later
• Memory: 128 MB of RAM
• Hard Disk: 3 MB of available hard disk space temporarily required to complete installation; after installation, 1.1 MB of hard disk space
• Note: The hard disk should be in Mac OS Extended (HFS+) format, the default format for Mac OS X. Microsoft does not currently support running Remote Desktop Connection from a hard disk that is in another format. To determine the format of your hard disk, on the Apple menu, click About This Mac, and then click More Info.
• Network: Connection to a local area network, either directly or via a modem capable of 28.8 Kbps or higher
• Internet access: Internet connection through either an Internet service provider (ISP) or a network. Internet access might require a fee to an ISP; local or long-distance telephone charges might also apply
To connect to a Windows-based computer, you need network access and permissions to connect to a Windows-based computer running Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Services. These services are included with the following Windows products:
• Windows XP Professional
• Windows Server 2003
• Windows 2000 Server
• Windows 2000 Advanced Server
• Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
• Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
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