Microsoft Remote Desktop

Microsoft Remote Desktop

By Microsoft Corporation

  • Category: Business
  • Release Date: 2017-11-28
  • Current Version: 10.3.11
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 18.62 MB
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.12 or later.
Score: 1.5
From 2 Ratings


Use Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac to connect to a remote PC or virtual apps and desktops made available by your admin. With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can be productive no matter where you are. GET STARTED Configure your PC for remote access using the information at Learn about our other Remote Desktop clients at KEY ​FEATURES • Access remote PCs running Windows Professional or Enterprise and Windows Server. • Access managed resources published by your admin. • Connect through a Remote Desktop Gateway. • Secure connection to your data and applications. • Simple management of your connections and user account from the Connection Center. • Audio and video streaming. • Redirect folders, your clipboard, and local devices such as microphones and cameras. Submit feedback at



  • Complete Garbage

    By OptimusPrime2019
    The latest version keeps crashing. Every few minutes or so, it freeze and need to close and reopen the remote desktop session to get it working again. Somtimes have to kill the app completely and start it agian. Its been 2 months and the issues have not been fixed. Sent multiple crash reports to MS and Apple.
  • Windowed mode is not working

    By Ebolla13
    Windowed mode is not working. Every session defaults to fullscreen.
  • Borked by the last update?

    By Mekugi Ana
    Ran great until recently. Running Mojave and it crashes immediately on opening...
  • Terrible

    By Alan Grig
    Lags, Lags, Lags!
  • Lightweight, fast, reliable

    By scmRaleigh
    I’m using Microsoft Remote Desktop to work from home (covid-19). It is fast and reliable (as good as my internet connection and work VPN). The connecton stays up as long as my VPN connection (sometimes days). I’m glad Microsft has developed and continues to maintain the Remote Destop app for macOS. Use: To access the following running on my remote work machine: Outlook, puTTY, tools with web and native GUIs, QtCreator and MSWord (frustrating to edit when internet is slow, and more. Set-up: Mid-2010 27” iMac I3 running macOS High Sierra, Microsoft Remote Desktop version 10.3.11, VPN to Windows10 on Dell Precision I7. Internet connection: AT&T DSL (measured half the latency to the work place vs. the local cable ISP).
  • Consistently crashing

    By yominny
    Working from home productivity is severly compromised by the constant crashing of this app. Installed the update and still a problem. At one time very reliable now disappointing. Please fix asap. thx
  • Thank you!

    By Andrew91992
    This app works great for full and secure desktop connectivity. I did have some bugs when leaving it in idle for too long, but they immediately updated it once and twice, along with notification of ceasing further updates for Apple. This is a sign of a trustworthy company that wants the best for it's users. Importantly, they show wilingness to concede for sake of greater deed.
  • Major issues w/ connectivity

    By MBH111
    Im using remote desktop while working from home and the program crashes/force quites anywhere from 5-30 times a day. Huge disrutption to work flow and on occasion causes programs to crash unexpectendly often losing work. unfortunatly I dont really have any other options to get my work done.
  • Not in sync with Mac updates / Terrible Version

    By Sharma625
    Microsoft remote desktop just stopped working on my Mac out of the blue. To try to resolve the issue, I updated my Mac to 10.15 and MRD to the newest version available but I am still getting Error 0X204 message when I try to remote in to my work PC. I called Microsoft support but the customer care rep was just patronizing and unwilling to work with me. Now more than ever, we need MRD to work from home but Microsoft does not seem to be getting the message. What a shame.
  • Used to be ok…

    By Wuazelsepp
    …but the 10.3.11 update crashes when opening. 100% of the time (on macOS 10.14.6). Update: Just downloaded Version 10.4.0 (1790) Beta from the site they give in their description and that version works again.