Access your Mac Remotely from Windows

Learn how to remotely access a macOS machine from a Windows PC without opening any ports.

Overview

Usually, establishing a remote connection between two devices requires the insecure opening of ports on your internet router. With remote.it, however, it's possible to remotely control a device quickly, securely, and without opening ports.

Before we begin, please make sure that you have a remote.it account. If you do not have an account, please make one here.

Additionally, download and install the remote.it Desktop Application on both computers. For information on how to do that, see this guide:

You must also install a VNC client on the Windows PC. In this tutorial, we will be using RealVNC Viewer. You can download RealVNC Viewer here.

Finally, please ensure that both computers are powered, awake, and connected to the internet.

Please follow the simple steps below to configure remote access:

  1. Enable Screen Sharing (macOS)

  2. Register the Device & Service (macOS)

  3. Connect Remotely (Windows)

Click below to continue the tutorial: