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Mac OS rdp client?   Connect to pptp vpn?

Do macs have native rdp client built in?  If not, what do I need to do to get a windows 7 remote desktop to display on a mac?  Also, how can they connect to a Windows pptp vpn?
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Use the free Microsoft RDP Client for Mac to access the PC:


Here is an example of how to set up VPN:

Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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There is no native Mac RDP program (native as in it comes with the OS) that I've ever heard of.  You can download the Microsoft RDP Client for Macintosh and if you need to connect via VPN, that is supported natively (but I'm not in front of a mac nor a frequent mac user so I cannot tell you from memory - I can say that it took me all of 10 minutes to figure out when I set up a connection a few weeks ago).

http://www.bol.ucla.edu/services/vpn/pptp/docs/macosx.html (use as a guide, clearly not EXACTLY as described as the document is intended to specifically address the university that produced it).


Thanks for the quick response guys...i was able to meet with a user and get them setup about an hour after posting this.