Remotely Access a Mac Computer from a Windows Computer Using VNC

This will show you how to remote control Mac Computers with Windows Computers.

Set Up Mac for Being Controlled

I use TeamViewer for all platforms connecting to a Mac except Mac to Mac connections. This works for me since I only have a few Mac computers.

Download TeamViewer for Mac here. Do an installation for unattended access and set a password for connecting.

Once installed and opened, you will have to create an account. You can do that here.

TeamViewer Start

Sign into your account. You should see the name of this Mac on the list of computers available for access. If not, add this computer will be under this menu and you can click that:

Add This Computer Menu

Make sure in preferences that you have it set so TeamViewer starts with the system.

TeamViewer Start On Boot


Set Up Windows Computer for Controlling

Download TeamViewer for Windows here. Just do the basic installation.

Once installed, sign into the same account that you created on the Mac. Your Mac computer should show up on the list.
Note: You may have to add the computer to your trusted devices list. TeamViewer will send you an email for this.

TeamViewer Main

Remote control the device by double clicking on the computer. If you set a password, it will prompt you.

Connecting Windows TeamViewer

That is it! You are now connected. You can adjust the quality on the toolbar.

This works anywhere, on or off the network.