Remote Desktop App For Mac Os

Remote Desktop App for MacOS new version 10.4.0 (1811) connects but gives black screen I just upgraded to the new Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.4.0 (1811) that came out a few days ago. I can connect to my remote session fine (Windows 10, still on 1803 due to corporate antivirus). As with most modern Mac applications, Microsoft Remote Desktop is available for download through the Mac App Store. Go to the icon Dock on your desktop and click the blue 'App Store' icon to open.

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  • autorenewNew menu option:
    Install Anydesk Service menu option added.
  • autorenewSupport for macOS Big Sur beta:
    Fixed application crash on macOS Big Sur beta.
  • bug_reportFixes:
    Fixed couple of small bugs.
  • Version 5.5.4

    Jun 15, 2020

    • bug_reportBugfix:
      Fixed software update notification.
    Version 5.5.3

    Jun 10, 2020

    • fiber_newAddress Book view mode:
      Thumbnail view mode has been added to Address Book.
    • fiber_newSplit Full Screen experience:
      Split Full Screen experience enabled for Connection Window and Address Book.
    • autorenewAutomatic startup:
      Option to disable automatic startup of AnyDesk has been added.
    • autorenewCompatibility with mobile devices:
      Keyboard input from mobile devices improved.
    • autorenewConnection type icon:
      Connection type icon is now displayed correctly.
    • bug_reportFixes:
      Fixed couple of small bugs.
    Version 5.5.2

    May 7, 2020

    • fiber_newAccess Control List:
      New feature Access Control List (or white list for incoming connections) is now available.
    • autorenewMultiple sessions:
      Added support for multiple session windows.
    • autorenewAddress Book:
      Address Book improved for better usability.
    • autorenewPrivacy permissions:
      Improved macOS privacy permissions handling.
    • autorenewCompatibility:
      Improved compatibility with 3rd party software.
    • bug_reportFixes:
      Fixed couple of small bugs.
    Version 5.5.1

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    Apr 21, 2020

    • bug_reportCrash bugfix:
      Fixed a crash when user account picture is not set.
    Version 5.5.0

    Apr 17, 2020

    • fiber_newTCP Tunnels:
      New TCP Tunneling (or Port-Forwrding) feature added.
    • fiber_newAddress Book new design:
      Address Book has been completely redesigned for easier usage.
    • fiber_newStart/Stop of session recording:
      It is now possible to start/stop recording during the active session.
    • fiber_newNew information windows:
      Added new System Information window and redesigned the About window.
    • autorenewDiscovery feature security:
      Significantly improved security of Discovery feature.
    • autorenewAccept window security:
      Significantly improved security of Accept window.
    • autorenewPower usage improvement:
      Optimised power usage for mac laptops.
    • autorenewImproved mouse scrolling:
      Mouse scroll sensitivity adjusted.
    • bug_reportRemote restart:
      Fixed remote restart issue on some configurations.
    • bug_reportUI bug fixes:
      Fixed Password change UI for unattended access. Fixed Proxy configuration settings UI.
    Remote desktop app for mac os 10.13Version 5.4.6

    Apr 2, 2020

    • autorenewError handling:
      Improved error handling.
    • bug_reportPrivacy permissions:
      Better macOS privacy permissions handling.
    Version 5.4.5

    Feb 7, 2020

    • autorenewEnhanced usability:
      Host key option allows users to use Right Command key to control the local macOS while connected to remote device.
    • autorenewImproved compatibility with Android devices:
      Added support for Home and Back buttons when connected to Android device.
    • autorenewInstaller improvement:
      Reduced number of user password requests in AnyDesk installer.
    • bug_reportAnyDesk remote update:
      Fixed issue when user is not able to reconnect after updating AnyDesk remotely.
    • bug_reportCustom Client on Yosemite:
      Fixed crash on macOS 10.10 Yosemite related to custom AnyDesk configurations.
    • bug_reportFixes:
      Fixed couple of small bugs.
    Version 5.4.2

    Jan 14, 2020

    • bug_reportFile manager:
      File Manager upload function fixed.
    • bug_reportReconnect after AnyDesk update:
      Fixed issue when user unable to reconnect after installing AnyDesk update.
    • bug_reportConnection retry attempt:
      Fixed crash on multiple connection retry attempt.
    • bug_reportKeyboard input:
      Improved keyboard input handling.
    • bug_reportFixes:
      Fixed couple of small bugs.
    Version 5.4.1

    Dec 11, 2019

    • fiber_newAccept window minimize:
      It is now possible to minimize the Accept window into the Dock.
    • autorenewInstallation process:
      Installation process has been improved.
    • bug_reportRecent sessions list:
      Fixed display of client name in recent sessions list.
    • bug_reportRemove displays:
      Fixed indicator of remote displays.
    • bug_reportChat:
      Fixed crash on incoming chat message.
    • bug_reportFixes:
      Fixed couple of small bugs.
    Version 5.4.0

    Dec 4, 2019

    • fiber_newNew Privacy feature:
      Enabling privacy mode during a session will turn off the monitor on the remote side so the screen content is hidden.
    • fiber_newBlocking user input:
      Mouse and keyboard input can now blocked for the computer being controlled.
    • fiber_newAutomatic screen lock:
      New option to automatically lock remote screen when session ended.
    • bug_reportFixes:
      Fixed couple of small bugs.
    Version 5.1.5

    Nov 18, 2019

    • bug_reportFixes:
      Fixed couple of small bugs.
    Version 5.1.4

    Nov 5, 2019

    • bug_reportFixes:
      Fixed couple of small bugs.
    Version 5.1.3

    Oct 21, 2019

    • fiber_newNew features:
      Incoming connections are now displayed in the AnyDesk Dock icon
    • bug_reportBugfix:
      Fixed issue when user is unable to reconnect to macOS Catalina and Mojave after remote restart.
    • bug_reportFixes:
      Fixed couple of small bugs.
    Version 5.1.2

    Oct 10, 2019

    • bug_reportFixes:
      Fixed update function in new version notification and minor bugfixes.
    Version 5.1.1

    Oct 8, 2019

    • bug_reportFixes:
      Fixed crash on macOS 10.15 Catalina for remove keyboard input.
    Version 5.1.0

    Oct 8, 2019

    • fiber_newNew features:
      Added Discovery feature and better support for macOS 10.15 Catalina
    • bug_reportFixes:
      Minor bugfixes
    Version 5.0.1

    Jul 11, 2019

    • bug_reportFixes:
      Minor bugfixes.
    Version 5.0.0

    Jun 6, 2019

    • fiber_newRedesign:
      New user interface design.
    • bug_reportFixes:
      Minor bugfixes.
    Version 4.3.0

    Oct 12, 2018

    • fiber_newFile manager:
      File Manager now available on macOS.
    • bug_reportScreenshots:
      Screenshots are now stored to the Desktop.
    • bug_reportSpeed Dial items:
      Solved loss of Speed Dial items issue.
    Version 4.2.0

    Jul 13, 2018

    • fiber_newEnhanced Usability:
      Implemented custom context menu for AnyDesk ID (claim alias, show alias/show id, copy address).
    • fiber_newClaim Alias now available:
      Implemented claim alias feature for macOS, users can now choose an alias.
    • autorenewKeyboard Usability:
      During a session, the hotkeys of macOS are disabled locally so they can be transmitted to the remote side.
    • autorenewIncoming file manager session refreshes:
      Folder content was not refreshed on the remote side on copying files. The file manager view now refreshes automatically.
    • bug_reportCompatibility for file manager session:
      Incoming file transfer sessions did not allow to change directory to folders containing a space character.
    • autorenewUsability:
      Select and Copy using Command+C now works on the AnyDesk ID.
    • autorenewKeep session alive:
      AnyDesk now prevents macOS from going to sleep mode when there is an active session.
    • bug_reportRequest elevation improved:
      Fixed an issue in the request elevation feature.
    Version 4.1.0

    Jun 14, 2018

    • bug_reportFixed Bug:
      In some cases, the installation did not work at the first attempt. This should now always succeed on the first entry of the admin password.
    • bug_reportFixed Bug:
      The clipoard did not work when connecting to macOS. The clipboard should now work in any case, including clipboard file transfer. Please click the file button at the top of the AnyDesk window in order to receive files from the clipboard on macOS.
    • bug_reportFixed Bug:
      Improved stability.
    • bug_reportFixed Bug:
      Removed the warning that the file is downloaded from the internet.
    Version 4.0

    Apr 11, 2018

    • fiber_newAddress Book:
      The macOS version now supports your license’s shared address books.
    • fiber_newSession recording and playback:
      Implemented recording and playback of sessions.
    • fiber_newConnect to the login screen:
      The macOS version also runs as a service and supports connections to the login screen, full unattended access, and user switching.

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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 select 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, select Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta at the top, and then select Check for updates.

    Add a workspace

    Subscribe to the feed your admin gave you to get the list of managed resources available to you on your macOS device.

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    To subscribe to a feed:

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    1. Select Add feed on the main page to connect to the service and retrieve your resources.
    2. Enter the feed URL. This can be a URL or email address:
      • This URL is usually a Windows Virtual Desktop URL. Which one you use depends on which version of Windows Virtual Desktop you're using.
        • For Windows Virtual Desktop (classic), use https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com/api/feeddiscovery/webfeeddiscovery.aspx.
        • For Windows Virtual Desktop, use https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com/api/arm/feeddiscovery.
      • To use email, enter your email address. This tells the client to search for a URL associated with your email address if your admin configured the server that way.
    3. Select Subscribe.
    4. Sign in with your user account when prompted.

    After you've signed in, you should see a list of available resources.

    Once you've subscribed to a feed, the feed's content will update automatically on a regular basis. Resources may be added, changed, or removed based on changes made by your administrator.

    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.

    To export an RDP file:

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

    To import an RDP file:

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

    Add a remote resource

    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 select +, and then select 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. Select 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, select Preferences > Gateways.
    2. Select 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

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    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, select Settings > Accounts.
    2. Select 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. Select Save, then select Settings.

    Customize your display resolution

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

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

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

    Displays have separate spaces

    If you're running Mac OS X 10.9 and have 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 (for example Copy = Ctrl+C).
    • The function keys can be activated in the session by pressing additionally the FN key (for example, 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 try this authentication model with the Mac client.

    Important

    Custom authentication and authorization models before Windows 8.1 aren't supported, although the article above discusses them.

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    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.