Is it possible to RDP into a Macbook Pro 7,1 from a Windows 7 Professional PC?

By Speck13 ยท 5 replies
Jun 18, 2014
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  1. I have a Windows 7 Professional PC that I use at work and I'd like to use the Windows Remote tool to remote into my home Macbook Pro laptop. Can this be done? If so, what needs to be setup on the Macbook and what would I need to enter in on the PC to connect?


  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,274   +461

    You'll have to use VNC from the Windows machine. If things haven't changed from a while back you'll need to use hextile encoding to get it to draw properly.
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Just use Teamviewer.
  4. Speck13

    Speck13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks guys. Do any of these options allow for audio streaming between a PC and Mac? The PC being the remote client and the Mac being the host.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    Hmm; kind of contrary to the intent of RDP, which is a command & control facility.
    Streaming is a server solution and one doesn't normally use RDP to get it.
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,274   +461

    ^^ This. I think if your only intent is to stream audio from one machine to the other you should be looking for a Shoutcast-like solution.

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