Preparing Your Desktop for Remote Desktop - Mac
Follow these steps to prepare your Mac so you can remote desktop from another location.
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.
You will first need to go to your apple menu in the top left and select System Preferences.
In there you will need to go to energy saver.
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.
When you are done, sign-out of your computer, do not shut down, this will shut down your desktop at the remote location.