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Hi I have an iMac that I use regularly and an old PC running Window 8 that I use occasionally. I'm trying to avoid purchasing another Windows license and using bootcamp on the iMac. The windows machine is in a closet with no monitor/keyboard/mouse attached to it, I'd like to remote into it from the mac once in a while.

I've tried Microsoft RDC but looks like it'll not work with Mountain Lion/Windows 8. Does anyone else do this? How do I remote into a Win 8 machine from Mountain Lion?

Thanks for your help.
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Hi I have an iMac that I use regularly and an old PC running Window 8 that I use occasionally. I'm trying to avoid purchasing another Windows license and using bootcamp on the iMac. The windows machine is in a closet with no monitor/keyboard/mouse attached to it, I'd like to remote into it from the mac once in a while.

I've tried Microsoft RDC but looks like it'll not work with Mountain Lion/Windows 8. Does anyone else do this? How do I remote into a Win 8 machine from Mountain Lion?

Thanks for your help.
Have you tried CoRD? I gave up on Microsoft RDP long ago. I use this daily with great results.

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Have you tried CoRD? I gave up on Microsoft RDP long ago. I use this daily with great results.
Can I power on the PC (that has no keyboard/mouse/monitor) on it and use CoRD on the iMac to log in or do I have to be logged into the windows machine to use CoRD?

Does CoRD work with Mountain Lion -> Windows 8?

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Can I power on the PC (that has no keyboard/mouse/monitor) on it and use CoRD on the iMac to log in or do I have to be logged into the windows machine to use CoRD?

Does CoRD work with Mountain Lion -> Windows 8?

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The machine will boot to a login screen, so no KVM is necessary. You will need the machine IP or hostname to connect.

Yes, it works on ML

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The machine will boot to a login screen, so no KVM is necessary. You will need the machine IP or hostname to connect.

Yes, it works on ML
I just got home and tested CoRD and it works great. One question though, how can I specify a HostName instead of an IP Address? When I put the machine name instead of the IP it is not able to resolve the host.

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I just got home and tested CoRD and it works great. One question though, how can I specify a HostName instead of an IP Address? When I put the machine name instead of the IP it is not able to resolve the host.

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Still not able to figure out how to use the Computer Name in CoRD and have it figure out the IP Address. As a work around, I created a static DHCP reservation for my windows machine so its IP address never changes. Followed this article to get this done...
How to Configure a Static DHCP Reservation with Airport Extreme - The Mac Observer

To get the mac address of the windows machine I followed this...
https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=27309

CoRD works great, thanks for your help!
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I personally use LogMeIn.com which you install the driver/app onto the windows machine and then you can log in from anywhere that has a reliable fast internet connection from your mac. I use it on my mac to control my parents windows 7 laptops when they need help fixing something. It's really easy. All you do is create a logmein.com account (which is free) and the basic LogMeIn Basic is free and really all you need for basic remote control of a computer. I love using it as it gives me the ability to do what I need to do and get out of there in a timely fashion.
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