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I am attempting a Remote Desktop Session. It will be from OSX 10.8.4 to Windows Server 2012 DataCenter R2(Build 9431).

  • I am using 2.1.1 Remote Desktop client for Mac.
  • I have disabled Network Level Auth, although in 2008R2 it works fine.
  • I have set 'always Connect, Even if Auth Fails on the Client.
  • MSTSC.EVE bin is able to connect to the machine.
  • Other window machines are able to connect fine.
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Watch out - the old OS X Microsoft Remote Desktop (version 2.1.1) that comes with Mac Microsoft Office 2011 no longer works with Windows 2012 R2 (it does work with plain old Windows 2012). For me it fails with the following error message:

Remote Desktop Connection cannot verify the identity of the computer that you want to connect to.

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A (regular) Windows 2012 Remote Desktop client doesn't have this problem.

(Brief aside - Microsoft have a little note that says the 2.1.1 client is not supported on OS X v10.7 or later. Who knew and why did it make me report all those crashes?)

The good news is that the new OS X Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.24091 (Mac App store only though - grr) does work with Windows 2012 R2 . Why this information isn't listed on the What's New in 2012 R2 Remote Services page I don't know...

(If you wish to make the old client work you can follow the steps to get Mac RDP client 2.1.1 (110309) working or try the 2.1.2 unreleased build of the old client (please someone edit this answer))

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According to Microsoft's Download Center page, the Remote Desktop Connection client for Mac was last updated on 5/5/2011, over 2 years ago. As it says, 'Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac (version 2.1.1) is not intended for use with Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion) or later.'

Also note that that page does not list Windows Server 2012 at all under the 'System Requirements.'


I would suggest using a newer client (e.g. I use CoRD which supports OS X 10.5-10.8), as there may be unexpected behavior from using Microsoft's old software.


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For those of you still using the old RDP application, doing the following helps:

Enable RDP security layer in Group Policy on the machine:

  1. Verify that the firewall allows remote desktop connections with RDP(Port 3389)
  2. Click Start>Run Type gpedid.msc and click 'OK'
  3. The Group Policy Editor will open In the left hand side bar, expand Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Remote Desktop Services>Remote Dekstop Session Host
  4. Select Security Change Require use of specific security layer for remote desktop (RDP) connection' to Enabled and select RDP in the Options pane.
  5. Change Require user authentication for remote connections by using Network Level Authentication to Disabled.
  6. Close Group Policy Editor and reboot the machine for changes to take effect.

I don't know if this is an unsecured way of doing it but for my home network I did not mind changing the settings. I got the above from here.

I was using the new RDP client and it was working well until a recent update happened and it lost all my connections. More annoyingly it does not store the connections I create and shows a 'new features popup' every time I open the app though it is not new anymore. Until I fix this issue, I'll be using the old client.

Karthic RaghupathiKarthic Raghupathi

I still have this exact same situation. The unreleased 2.1.2 version of RDC for OS X has become hard to find apart from some extremely sketchy looking sites, and somehow CoRD doesn't work at all for me, printing 'Connection reset by peer' to the command line. The solution was Royal TSX version 2.2.4, which is free for my limited needs. Apparently the future 3.0 version will also drop support for pre-10.9 versions of OS X but the current version should remain available.


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