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You MUST be enrolled in DUO 2-factor authentication and are using Pulse Secure VPN before you attempt to connect to the online Mac Computer labs.  

If you are not enrolled in Duo or have access to Pulse VPN Enter a Support Request at

List of software available in Online Mac Labs (link only accessible with account)

  • Download and install Microsoft Remote Desktop App
  1. On a Windows computer
  2. On an Apple macOS computer
  3. On an iOS device
  • Add a New PC to RDP


  • We have limited connections in our virtual lab, if it is not accepting additional connections, please try again later.

  • Add your user account information, use your standard AppState username/password and click Add button

  • Add a friendly name and click the Add button

  • Double Click on the saved PC to launch the virtual lab Mac

  • You may see a warning for identity verification, check the box “Don’t ask again for this PC” and click Connect

  • You will see


  • Then you will see a full macOS lab virtual desktop with many specialized, university owned applications available for use.

  • To Logout of your session, go to the Apple Menu > Logout

NOTE: There is no printing enabled on this virtual lab and user accounts and files are deleted regularly. DO NOT SAVE ANYTHING to the user folder of the virtual lab. ALL FILES must be saved to your Appstate Google Drive or a uStor folder.