Accessing SkyLab from a Mac

How To:

  • Access SkyLab from a Mac

Applies To:

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff

Steps:

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

Graphical user interface showing icon for Microsoft Remote Desktop


2.  Visit hornet365.com and click on either Students, Faculty or Employees. Click on the SkyLab icon. 

website interface showing the SkyLab icon


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

Graphical user interface showing the username and password fields for SkyLab


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. 

Graphical user interface showing the SkyLab 2.0 Desktop icon


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

Graphical user interface showing the Applications folder

Graphical user interface showing the Microsoft Desktop icon


6.  Click the gear at the top and select Import from RDP file.

Graphical user interface showing the Import From RDP file menu


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

Graphical user interface showing the skylab file in the Downloads folder


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. Select the file and click Import.

Graphical user interface showing the unedited SkyLab icon

Graphical user interface showing the 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. 

Graphical user interface showing the SkyLab username and password screen


10. If you get a security certificate message, click Continue. 

Graphical user interface showing the SkyLab certificate message box

Details

Article ID: 91046
Created
Thu 10/31/19 4:09 PM
Modified
Wed 1/25/23 1:31 PM

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