To access systems remotely on an MacBook or iMac you need to install the following app from the App Store:


https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/microsoft-remote-desktop-8/id715768417?mt=12


Once installed, follow the usual route of going to the website:


https://remote.excelsiornewcastle.org.uk/rdweb


Login using the following:


Laidlaw\USERNAME" - It is important to put the laidlaw\ prefix before your username, otherwise you may get an error

"Your Password" - This will be your network password, the same you login with on site.



Select the software you wish to use i.e. SIMS


File Explorer will open a new window where you can access your drive and shared drives.


Selecting any option will download a file to your MacBook/iMac. Once downloaded, locate and open the file.


This will open the App you installed at the start of this guide.


Type your username and password as above:


Deselect Drive and Printers and click Connect:



For any security prompts, click OK or Connect.


This will now open the application you selected.


If you have any questions or issues using this, please contact the Helpdesk via support@laidlawschoolstrust.com