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Installing Terminal Services for Macintosh OSX

See below for instructions on downloading, installing, and configuring the software.

1. Download the Remote Desktop Connection Software

Download the Remote Desktop Connection Software. Follow the link above, then scroll down the page until you see a section that looks like this:

Choose the file ending in .bin. (if for some reason that doesn't work, you may try the file ending in .hqx)

When this has been downloaded, transfer the Remote Desktop Connection file, which is inside the Remote Desktop Connection Folder, to a convenient location on your computer, such as the Applications folder.

2. Select a Terminal Services Database to Access

Go to the Terminal Services database that you would like to access.  A list of databases offered is available here.

Click on the resource in the list that you would like to use.  On the next page click on the link that says "Use [resource that you want to use]."  This will download a file called "rdp.rdp."

Locate the .rdp file on your computer and double click to launch the resource. A message may appear stating that your computer will be accessible to the remote server. In order to access the resource, you will need to allow the server to access your computer. This is a secure server maintained by the University Library.

Enter your uniquname and kerkeros password into the authentication box.  Be sure the umich.edu kerberos realm is selected. Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to offer these resources to patrons on a "guest" status, so only UM students, staff, and faculty can access these resources.

You can now search within the resource.   When you are finished searching, delete the .rdp file.

3. Getting Help

Problems or questions? Contact Ask a Librarian. Please include the version of the operating system (Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP; Macintosh OSX, etc.) you are using and the UM Library Terminal Services resources you tried to use (Scifinder Scholar, SAE Handbook, etc.)