Mac Instructions for Mac OS X 10.5 and lower

How to connect to the Food Processor Remote Desktop Server

These instructions show how to connect to the CA&ES Remote Desktop server. This guide assumes you have Mac OS  version 10.5 or lower. If you have a Windows operating system, please view the instructions for Remote Desktop Connection for Windows.  If you are running MacOS 10.6.6 or higher, then please use these alternate instructions.

On your Internet-connected computer, open your applications folder and look for the application named Remote Desktop Connection.

In the Computer box, type the address of the Remote Desktop server: foodpro.caes.ucdavis.edu

Click on the Connect button.

Remote Desktop Dialogue

  1. When prompted to enter your credentials type your UCD login ID with "AD3\" in front of it and enter your UCD computing account password and then click OK. For example, if your login ID is jdoe, you would enter AD3\jdoe for the user name.

    Remote Desktop Logon

  2. Wait until the Remote Desktop window shown below opens (note this can take a few seconds). You should eventually see the desktop settings, files, and programs that are on the CA&ES Remote Desktop Services server. The icon for "The Food Processor SQL" should be available on the desktop (double click on it to run it).

    Remote Desktop Window

  3. To end your Remote Desktop Session click Start, and then click Log Off at the bottom of the Start menu.

How to Make a Local Printer Available in a Remote Desktop Session

Log off of any active connections to the Remote Desktop Services server. Next, Run "Remote Desktop Connection" from your Applications directory.

  1. In the upper left menu of your Mac desktop go to the RDC menu and select Preferences.
  2. Click on the Printers icon to show your printer options. If you have one printer it will be enabled by default. If you have more than one printer, you can use the Printers button to specify which one you want to use when you print from the remote Windows system. 
  3. When you have selected your printer you can proceed to Connect to the food pro server.
  4. Your printer should show up in your Remote Desktop Session up as an available printer with the same name except with "(redirected)" on the end of the printer name. If you have problems printing, please see our troubleshooting tips.

    Mac Print