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Remote Desktop to Windows PC from Mac

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Remote Desktop to Windows PC from Mac

Just what the subject says really. I've downloaded Microsoft's own client for the mac, selected RDP in the system settings on the Win 8 machine, but nothing. It says it can't connect. So if anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate them.
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Re: Remote Desktop to Windows PC from Mac

not done it to a win 8 machine, but quite happily does it to server 2003/8 and win 7

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Re: Remote Desktop to Windows PC from Mac

Even though I am mostly connecting between Windows machines I have used TeamViewer over the past few years and it works very well.  Free for personal use.  https://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx
I haven't compared it to Microsoft Remote Desktop myself, but http://lifehacker.com/five-best-remote-desktop-tools-1508597379 indicates quite a strong preference for TeamViewer.
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Re: Remote Desktop to Windows PC from Mac

WelllI have it working now, by selecting public networks in the firewall settings for RDP! Don't know where that came from but there you go.