Preparing Your Desktop for Remote Desktop - Mac

Follow these steps to prepare your Mac so you can remote desktop from another location.

Preparing your computer at work

Make note of your computer’s ip. You will need this to connect to your computer using remote desktop. Go to ip.alfred.edu in any browser. This will bring up a screen like below. The 149.84 number is your ip address.
IP screen shot

Next you need to stop your computer from going to sleep

Adjusting your settings on your computer

You will first need to go to your apple menu in the top left and select System Preferences.

 System Preferences screen shot

In there you will need to go to energy saver.

Energy Saver screen shot

From here you should see options for when your computer sleeps. You will need to make sure “Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off " is selected.

Power Adapter screen shot

Preparing your computer at home

Set up VPN
In order to remote into your computer at work you will need to first install and connect using VPN.

Connecting to your computer
From there you will need to connect using remote desktop.

When you are done, sign-out of your computer, do not shut down, this will shut down your desktop at the remote location.