How to Remotely Access a Lab computer running Mac OS

How to Access a lab computer running macOS from your personal computer running Mac OS

  • Launch Cisco AnyConnect VPN and log in. Directions can be found under the Related Articles section on the right.
     
    Remember that a VPN connection is required to access most on-campus services, including labs and classrooms.
  • Open a Web Browser and navigate to https://keyserver.bowdoin.edu
  • When prompted log in with your Bowdoin username and password.
    • If this is your first time logging in you may get an error. This is because Keyserver has to build the account. Please try and log in again. 
  • Click on Maps on the left hand side. 
  • Click on Computer Labs.Mac OS or Computer Labs.Digital Media Lab.

  • Computers are named based on their location on campus.
  • Find the computer you want to connect to and click on Connect on the right hand side.

  • If Prompted Click Allow 
  • Copy the address as it mentions in the dialog box
  • Do a Spotlight search for Screen Sharing and open the Screen Sharing app
  • Paste the address you copied into the "Connect To:" field and click Connect
  • Enter your Bowdoin Username and Password and click Sign In.

  • When the Desktop appears you are connected to the computer.
  • Log in as you normally would if you were sitting at the computer. 

 

How to Access a lab computer running macOS from your personal computer running Windows

  • Download and install VNC viewer from here.
  • Launch Cisco AnyConnect VPN and log in. Directions can be found under the Related Articles section on the right.
  • Open a Web Browser and navigate to https://keyserver.bowdoin.edu
  • When prompted log in with your Bowdoin username and password.
  • Click on Maps on the left hand side. 
  • Click on Computer Labs.Mac OS or Computer Labs.Digital Media Lab 

  • Computers are named based on their location on campus.
  • Find the computer you want to connect to and copy the IP address on the right hand side.

  • Open VNC Viewer from the Start Menu, Real VNC, VNC Viewer. 
  • Paste or type in the IP address at the top of the windows next to VNC connect and then press enter. 

  • When prompted about an Insecure Connection click continue. 

  • Enter your Bowdoin username and your Bowdoin password and click OK. 

  • When the Desktop appears you are connected to the computer.
  • Log in as you normally would if you were sitting at the computer. 

How to Access a lab computer running Mac OS from your personal iPad

  • Download and install VNC viewer from either the Self Service app or the App Store. 
  • Launch Cisco AnyConnect VPN and log in. Directions can be found under the Related Articles section on the right.
  • Open a Web Browser and navigate to https://keyserver.bowdoin.edu
  • When prompted log in with your Bowdoin username and password.
  • Tap on Maps on the left hand side. 
  • Tap on Computer Labs.Mac OS or Computer Labs.Digital Media Lab 

  • Computers are named based on their location on campus.
  • Find the computer you want to connect to and tap connect on the right hand side.

  • When prompted to open in "VNC Viewer" tap Open. 
  • When prompted to "Continue Connecting?" tap OK.
  • When prompted about an Insecure Connection tap Continue. 

  • Enter your Bowdoin username and your Bowdoin password and tap Continue. 

  • When the Desktop appears you are connected to the computer.
  • Log in as you normally would if you were sitting at the computer. 

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Article ID: 103352
Created
Fri 3/27/20 11:36 AM
Modified
Mon 1/11/21 5:01 PM