Set up RDP on Mac, Windows, and Linux

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) enables end users to access Windows servers using an RDP client. RDP uses a GUI to enable full access to Windows servers.

End users

Install an RDP client and use the links provided by your administrators to access your team's Windows servers.

Operating system

RDP client

macOS or Linux Download and install an RDP implementation for your platform (for example, FreeRDP).
Windows Download and install Remote Desktop from the Microsoft Store.


To give your users access to Windows servers through RDP, you can create URL handler links for your groups (see URL handler). Alternatively, you can have your users run sft rdp <server>

To let your users connect to a Linux server, use SSH.