Now Viewing Information for: Students
Show me information for Employees

Follow the steps below to access a virtual desktop remotely on a Mac computer from an on-campus location. To access the MPH Virtual Desktop from off-campus locations, you must install Mercer's Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client (VPN) software. Click here for instructions on how to install the VPN software for Mac.


  1. Download and install the Microsoft Remote Desktop app from the App Store.

  2. Click here to download the Remote Desktop application. The file is zipped and will have to be extracted.

  3. Locate and run the MPH.rdp file. When prompted, enter "merceru\Mercer University ID number" and your password (the same password used to access your MyMercer account). Click OK.

  4. You will be prompted to configure several settings. You can uncheck the box next to Drive or select a directory to map to the virtual session and click Connect.



(478) 301-7000