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titleInstall Remote Desktop Software

Before you use SPSS for the first time, visit the App Store on your Mac to download and install the free "Microsoft Remote Desktop" app. You should only have to do this once.

Step-by-step guide

  1. If you are off-campus, login to VPN via the SonicWALL Mobile Connect software.
    1. For a walkthrough on getting connected to the VPN, check out this article.
    2. Once you are successfully connected to the VPN, then you will be able to proceed with the steps below.
  2. Download the Microsoft Remote Desktop app from the App Store.
    1. Open the application so that you have an active window on your desktop.
  3. Double-click the SPSS25.rdp app that was provided to you.
    1. On campus it It can also be downloaded from \\\data2\ Valpo WebStorage under the following file path: S:\RemoteApp\RDP files\SPSS25.rdpOff campus using Webstorage it can be downloaded from S:\RemoteApp\RDP files\SPSS25.rdp 
    2. Saving the subsequent file to your Desktop will allow you to access it quickly in the future.
  4. If the .rdp file does not open through the Microsoft Remote Desktop app automatically, then you will need to two-finger click (or right-click with a mouse) on the .rdp file and choose "Open With."  A list of apps will appear, from which you will need to choose the Microsoft Remote Desktop app.  If you are having trouble with this step, then manually drag the .rdp file from the desktop into an open space in the Microsoft Remote Desktop window and it will add it automatically to the list of available remote connections.
  5. If a "Verify Certificate" box pops up, click Continue.
  6. On the RemoteApp login screen, enter your ValpoNet credentials, making sure to format your username this way: valpo\username

  7. Click OK. SPSS should launch.