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Remote Desktop Access to Gallium from a Mac (OS X)

Remote Desktop Access to Gallium from a Mac (OS X)

The computer you are connecting from must have an up-to-date Anti-Virus program installed with the latest virus updates applied.  As a member of the University you are entitled to download a free copy of McAfee, click this link for further info.

To connect from a Mac running OS X you will first need to install the latest version of Microsoft Remote Desktop from the App Store, see below:

Gallium Mac MS RDP App Store


Then you need to download the following file to your Mac's Desktop (just right-click the icon and select "Download Linked File As..." to save):

Gallium Mac RDP Icon





Then just double click the icon on your Desktop and you will get prompted to enter your details.  Use your Trinity Hall User name prefixed with a trinhall\ (which should already be there).

Gallium Mac RDP login dialog 1


Once entered correctly you will get another login screen where you need to enter your Trinity Hall User name and password again:

Gallium Mac RDP login dialog 2















You will now be connected to Gallium in a Remote Desktop Window.

When you are finished please log off of Gallium and your Remote Desktop connection will close.

Please note that just closing the Remote Desktop Window does not log you off from Gallium.  Your session is still running, and you run the risk of losing any work you may have open should the server crash or need to be rebooted.  So please ensure you log off from Gallium when you've finished your session.

Any disconnected session will be automatically closed after 6 hours.