Connect iMac to server: procedure
The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a protocol developed by Microsoft for remote access to a computer running the Windows operating system. With the help of the protocol, screen displays and control commands can be transmitted in encrypted form over IP networks such as the Internet. RTP implementations also exist for other operating systems.
Connecting an iMac or a MacBook to a server is possible in various ways. Only a few steps are necessary to establish a connection to a server and thus release files.
Connect iMac to server via the Finder
- Open the Finder and click on “Network” in the sidebar under “Locations”.
- Now double-click the computer you want to connect to.
- Select “Connect as” and then choose a connection type.
- Here you have the choice between “guest”, “registered user” or “with a Apple ID”.
- If necessary, enter your username and password now.
- Finally, select the volumes or the shared folders on the server.
Connect iMac by entering the address
- In the Finder, look for the “Connect to server” option under “Go to”.
- Now enter the Network address of the server under “Server address.
- Then click on “Connect” and select a connection type.
- Depending on the type of connection, you may have to enter your user name and password.