Accessing SkyLab from a Mac

How To:

  • Access SkyLab from a Mac

Applies To:

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff


1. Open the App Store and search for ‘Microsoft Remote Desktop 10’ and click ‘Install’.

Microsoft Desktop

2.  Visit and click on either Students, Faculty or Employees. Click on the SkyLab icon. 

3.  Log into the website with your username in the following format: ESUAD\username. Then type in your ESU password.

Username and password

4. Click on ‘SkyLab 2.0 (Desktop)’ or the specific SkyLab instance you want to connect to. This will download a file into your Downloads folder. 


5. Go to your Applications folder, then Microsoft Remote Desktop.


Microsoft Remote Desktop

6.  Click the gear on the top menu, then Import Desktops.

Import Desktops

7. Browse to your Downloads folder, then select the file you downloaded earlier, called cpub-Skylab20-Skylab20-CmsRdsh.rdp.


8.  You’ll now have an icon in the Remote Desktop program called cpub-Skylab20-Skylab20-CmsRdsh.rdp.  Click the pencil icon, then change the Friendly Name field to ‘SkyLab’.  Do not change anything else on the screen.  Click ‘Save’. From now on when you access SkyLab, you will open the Microsoft Remote Desktop program from your Applications folder, then double-click the SkyLab icon. 


SkyLab Settings

9. Enter your username in the following format: ESUAD\username. Enter your regular ESU password. Check the box to store your username and password. This will complete the setup.  You do not need to repeat the previous steps again. 

Username and password


Article ID: 91046
Thu 10/31/19 4:09 PM
Mon 6/21/21 3:09 PM