Connect Your iOS Device to Your Windows Machine via Microsoft Remote Desktop

This is an instructional guide showing how to connect to your Windows desktop from an iOS device using the Microsoft Remote Desktop app.

In the App Store, search for Microsoft Remote Desktop and select Get. Once installed, the app will show up as "RD Client".

Open the RD Client application.

RDP icon


In the top-right corner, select the “+”.

RDP hompage


Select Desktop from the “Add New” option list.

Step 1

In the PC Name field, enter your computer name followed by and select Done. Note: Your PC will have a white label on that lists your computer's name (Example: A253-O-W01) so you would then type in

RDP step 2

The User Account field can be left as the default.

Select the Additional Options field, and select Friendly Name.

RDP step 4


Enter a “Friendly Name" such as “work computer” or a similar variation and select Done. This will now be displayed when you open the RD client application moving forward.

RDP step 5

Select Save and you will now see the device on the Remote Desktop home screen.


Select the device and your session will begin to connect.  

A window prompting for your user credentials will be displayed. Enter your ParklandOne username and password and select Done - you can opt to store these credentials if you like.

RDP step 7

A certification for the computer will appear. Select Accept - you can choose to save this by selecting "Don't ask me again".

RDP step 8

You will now see your Windows desktop.

RDP step 9

When you are done working with the RDP connection, select the Triple Bar icon in the top-center of the screen and then select End Session.

RDP step 10

 Note - If you wish to connect to your Windows desktop from outside of Parkland's network, you will need to access it via the VPN - [Link for document 47709 is unavailable at this time.]

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Keywords:RDP, iOS, Windows Remote Desktop, iPhone, iPad RD Client Apple Mac   Doc ID:81858
Owner:Mitchell B.Group:Parkland College
Created:2018-04-24 11:49 CSTUpdated:2018-04-30 08:29 CST
Sites:Parkland College
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